6. Remain Grounded with Truth
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When troubles arise, where does a person turn? Christians are fortunate to have a Savior who offers refuge and truth.
Speak the Word over children, send it in text, read and discuss a Bible or Devotional app together each morning on the way to school. Consider reading one chapter of Proverbs together a day. (How appropriate the book contains 31!) These are just a few ways to remain grounded in God’s truth.
How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. Psalm 119:9 WEB
7. Explore Colleges
Children approach life in a myriad of ways. Likewise, colleges have their own unique feel and fit. Tour campuses with your child, visit with faculty, and ask important questions about dorm life, extra curricular offerings, and studies of focus. Make the trek in the fall of or summer before their senior year, but also consider earlier visits.
Incorporate a college visit with summer camp. My family stopped at a college in Colorado on the way to my son’s sports camp at a different university. Surprisingly, our then 14 year-old daughter, who simply tagged along, perked up and is now considering that Colorado school. Meanwhile, our son enjoyed his camp but opted to attend elsewhere.
8. Encourage Balance
Band, athletics, dance, drama, student government and more: extra curricular activities seem to multiply like rabbits. And somewhere in that mix walks Jesus and sleep - hopefully. Why not remind our high schooler to grab what they love while leaving the others behind?
An over-whelmed student often struggles to find God’s best and His rest. Balance proves a friend. As preparation for college, why not strengthen that “balance muscle” during high school?
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