Where Should Your Teen Go to College? The Answer May Surprise You.

There’s a chill in the air. Time for those campus visits, and time to fill out college applications. Time to zero in on a major course of study, and time to hunt down and apply for scholarships. And don’t forget about the FAFSA. Fall is the time for falling temperatures, football games, and pumpkin spice […]

What Are the Rules For a College Kid Who Lives at Home?

Parents of college kids are in a unique spot, especially compared to what they’ve experienced up to this point in raising their teens. Now those teens are officially “adults,” and proceeding from this point may get a bit tricky. Recently, someone asked me what the rules should be for a college kid who lives at […]

Does My Teen Need to Go to College to Be Successful?

Getting a sense of direction

The 7 Year Adventure encourages positivity and enjoyment of all aspects of the process of raising teenagers. A huge part of that process includes helping them wade through the thousands of possibilities for career and life path choices that lie ahead of them. No small task, indeed. I had a conversation recently with a woman […]

Your Child Is Turning 20 – The 7 Year Adventure Ends

...But The Life Journey Is Just Beginning!

Where did the time go? I ask myself this question every time I see pictures of my kids when they were little, which is pretty often. Parents do that. We can’t help it. There’s something about those chubby, baby cheeks that tends to make us wax nostalgic, sometimes to the chagrin of our kids. But […]

Why You Should Help Your Teen Make a Resumé

Believe it or not, your teen needs a resumé. What? But she’s just a kid. Kids don’t need resumés. Not so! Every kid needs a resumé, and I am going to show you how and why you should help your teen put one together. Preparing a resumé helps you keep track of involvements and important […]