***Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Kaplan Test Prep. I received compensation to write this post, and any opinions expressed are my own, and reflect my actual experience.***
In about a week, it will be official. My baby will be in high school. Yes, this makes me feel horribly old, even though I am only 33. It also brings tons of anticipation and of course pride. My son Kyle, who will be a freshman, is a great kid and I cannot wait to see what career path he becomes interested in and how it will shape his future. I am willing to bet that he will ultimately do something with art. I mean, this kid is talented! Check out this picture of Princess Anna from Frozen he drew me a few weeks ago:
Pretty impressive, right? And it only took him about 10 minutes. The artist gene must have skipped a generation somewhere, because I can't draw to save my life. I don't know where he gets his talent!
Anyway, now that Kyle is officially entering high school, it's time that we start thinking about college. (Again, this is an overwhelming, almost impossible thought to me. My baby...On the path to college!)
This is new territory to us, so we're grateful to be able to get on the road to a higher education with the help of the Kaplan KapMap. This month-to-month guide for high school students helps you plan in a way that college is not only possible, but probable. Starting early is key.
Kyle and I have taken a look at the KapMap and have talked about what he can do as a high school freshman to help make his road to college as smooth as possible. We discussed what he might like to do when he grows up and which classes might help him prepare for that career.
We also talked about social media. It seems that everyone is connected online nowadays. For teens and even adults, this can lead to pretty sticky situations, both personally and professionally. We talked about appropriate usage of social media and how what he says and does online TODAY can affect his ability to get into the school of his choice or even land a good job one day.
As a parent, I have found that the KapMap is a great tool for planning your child's future. By following this map, Kyle and I can both do our parts to make sure he's prepared when it's time for him to step out and start his life as an adult. Yikes. I am not ready for this. Thankfully, with the help of Kaplan, Kyle will be.
You can download your own KapMap to prepare for the discussion and help get your child on the fast track to higher education.
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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