I’ve recently talked about how the anxiety and depression of high school kids has hit close to home in the past few years. And one survey said those two things (anxiety and depression) were the number 1 issue for about 70% of teens in the survey. And many of them are anxious and depressed because they don’t know what they’re gonna do after high school.
Because real life comes after high school.
And real life means mom and dad don’t pay your rent, buy your food, or maintain your car.
And you’ll have a difficult time, at best, without a plan. Especially if your vision for yourself doesn’t fit into the so-called “normal path.” Like the best-known choice of college or no college. When you believe those are your only options, it can be depressing, to say the least.
So, I discovered how important it is for parents and teens to communicate, openly, about options and decisions for life after high school. And I also understand how important it is to be flexible, as a parent, about those options and decisions. Because we live in a time when young people have options that didn’t exist when we were in school.
College is absolutely not required for most jobs and careers anymore. And that’s a good thing, to quote Martha Stewart, because college has become incredibly expensive. Plus, too many young people pursue degrees that won’t even pay for themselves in the real world.
So, if you (or your kids) are interested in alternatives to college, consider RondaReady YOUniversity. It’s a course designed to help young people, starting out in the workforce, focus on and achieve dreams and goals. Through 3 main, clearly explained steps.
It can give you the tools and the strength and wisdom to navigate whatever path you choose. Click or tap the link below to find out more and enroll.