INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Most parents hold high academic aspirations for their children. We know that as parents you want the best for your children, your expectations and efforts are also influential in their efforts to succeed. It is important to stress the timing of the college decision and actions, which also overlap with lots of changes, discoveries and major decisions in the life of students.
Adolescence is characterized by a balance between autonomy and attachment.
Whatever the chosen path, post-secondary education is crucial in terms of later life success and economic independence.
It is important that as the student works on the process of self-discovery of his/her interests and goals, exercises self-advocacy skills, which are important in reaching that necessary independence to be a successful adult.
Parental perceived academic efficacy and educational aspirations are consistently related to their children’s perceived academic efficacy and aspirations (Bandura et. al., 1996).