Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Holiday Gifts for Teens

Often when meeting parents at Back to School Night, they would ask me what they could give their children for Christmas or their birthday that would help them get ahead. I loved this question, and soon began writing a list of gift ideas on the board before any parent meeting. Here’s the list I would write on the board this year, (if I was still in the classroom) and the ages when I would give them:

1.   Seven Habits of Highly Effective Students by Sean Covey – Age 13
2.   Personality Plus by Florence Littauer – Age 14
3.   The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz – Age 15
4.   Free $ for College for Dummies by David Rosen and Caryn Mladen – Age 16
5.   The Blue Zones of Happiness by Dan Buettner – Age 17
6.   The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley – Age 18

Of course, it would be unethical to suggest families buy my own book, Free College, if I was still in the classroom, but I’m not. So, long before your child is thirteen, you need a copy of Free College. It’s for all families of Pre-K through high school students (college bound or not). Like the strategy in this article, parents start the process and students take over as they mature.  

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For daily updates to help students earn free money for college, check out my Twitter feed, @elizawallace27. For even more information on college planning and scholarships, you’ll want my new book, Free College. It’s for families of Pre-K through High School students.  Scroll to the top of this page, click on the image of my book on the right, and buy it now from Amazon. 

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