Speaker: Nancy Beane

Episode 6: How to Prepare for College Success

Episode 6: How to Prepare for College Success

It might be a little late in the game if you are just beginning to formulate a parenting strategy for your college-bound student so that they will communicate, collaborate, or reciprocate to parental guidance. Recently at a parent coffee meeting, a few folks came up to me to ask how ‘hands-on’ or ‘hands-free’ they should be with their high school kids. On today’s podcast, my dear friend and esteemed colleague Nancy Beane will explain how the parenting work for “college-readiness” begins in high school or even in younger grades. She will discuss what students themselves can do to prepare themselves for the realities of a multifaceted college life where you and only you are in charge of your success.

* This is Nancy’s second episode that discusses how students and parents can prepare themselves for college success.

Read More Read More

Episode 5: The Starter Key to “Adulthood”

Episode 5: The Starter Key to “Adulthood”

As parents, we pride ourselves on getting our teenagers ready to take off and succeed on their own. We have placed them into schools with a similar hope that they will leave prepared with skills to make good choices and to adjust to new challenges. But is that
enough? There is no disagreement among experts that it takes more than just raw talent to succeed in school, a job, or in life. So what does it take? On today’s podcast, my dear friend, esteemed colleague, and college counseling expert Nancy Beane will discuss the nature of the relationship between the ‘noncognitive factors,’ often referred to as soft skills, and college readiness. She believes that the key to a solid start to adulthood is well-developed Executive Function.

* This is Nancy’s first episode that discusses how important Executive Function is to life success.

Read More Read More