Making good choices at college

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Making good choices at college

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So people ask me sometimes: When my child goes to college, how can I keep them from taking risks and partying too much? And what I say is that, much of that has already - the foundation has been laid by the parenting that you've done all this time. You really can't control what your children are going to do when they go away to college. What you can do is have a conversation. Let them know your expectations. Find out from them: What are your expectations for yourself? What are you going to do if your in a risky situation, and you don't feel comfortable? Help them create strategies for themselves so that when they get in that situation, they're able to act in the way that they want to act really. Always let them know that you are available, that any time they need you, day or night, they can call you. You will help them. I think it's so important for kids to know that they can reach out and get help from us as parents without major repercussions.

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Jamee Tenzer, PCC

Parent Coach & Author

In 2002, Jamee Tenzer founded CMQ Coaching, a private practice with a focus on working mothers and female executives. She works with her clients to integrate their professional and personal lives in order to make their vision real in the workplace without giving up the experience they want at home.  She is also a trainer, mentor, author and small business coach. Her writing has been published in magazines, she is a contributor to numerous websites, writes a monthly newsletter “Coach Me Quick!” and manages “Executive Moms” on LinkedIn. In 2006, she co-authored, 101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life, and in April of 2012 she published her first Coach Me Quick!; Balance Your Work and Family Life with Less Stress and More Fun.

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