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Life After High School

How much, or how little, to be involved is just one of the many relationship changes you’ll have as your child leaves high school. Support their independence no matter where they’re going after high school.

Social and Emotional Development

Research shows that those with higher social-emotional skills have better attention skills and fewer learning problems, and are generally more successful in academic and workplace settings. Like math or English, these skills can be taught and grow over time.


Self-awareness is knowing your emotions, strengths and challenges, and how your emotions affect your behavior and decisions.


Self-management is controlling emotions and the behaviors they spark in order to overcome challenges and pursue goals.

Social Awareness

Social awareness is understanding and respecting the perspectives of others, and applying this knowledge to social interactions with people from diverse backgrounds.


The ability to interact meaningfully with others and to maintain healthy relationships with diverse individuals and groups contributes to overall success.

Responsible Decision-Making

Responsible decision-making is the ability to make choices that are good for you and for others. It is also taking into account your wishes and the wishes of others.


Health and Wellness

Proper nutrition, adequate sleep, and physical activity can all impact academic performance and overall mental and physical wellness.


As a parent, you may worry that your kid will be subsisting on late-night junk food once they’re out of your house and on their own.


Financial Literacy

Understanding how to manage finances is an important part of your teen’s growth and ultimate independence. Like any skill, financial literacy needs to be taught.

Saving & Spending

Use these strategies to teach and motivate your teen to establish responsible saving and spending habits.

Paying for College

Discover information, tips and advice on how you and your teen can take advantage of programs, scholarships and more help to pay for college.


College and Career

There’s perhaps no bigger change than graduating high school. No matter the path, there are still ways to support your child’s journey to adulthood.

4-Year College

This section has helpful tips on applying to colleges, receiving financial aid, selecting a major, preparing for the first year, and more.

Career Basics

Learn more about the many career and technical programs available to your child as they transition from high school to the next phase of their life.


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