Parents can help

You play a key role in supporting your adult children reach their educational goals.

Career advice, financial support, emotional support, guidance on navigating adulthood - all contribute to your child's success. Find that balance between support and independence.

Parent E-Newsletters

We have started sending regular e-newsletters to connect with parents about updates and resources to help support you and your student in the post-secondary planning process.

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Parents as Education and Career Coaches

Spring 2021 Workshop Dates:

District Date Time

Credo Christian Academy

January 14, 2021

7pm - 8:30pm

Delta January 20, 2021 7pm - 8:30pm
Powell River January 27, 2021 7pm - 8:30pm
Kamloops February 3, 2021 7pm - 8:30pm
Williams Lake February 4, 2021 6:30pm - 8pm
Courtenay February 8, 2021 7pm - 8:30pm
North Vancouver February 9, 2021 7pm - 8:30pm
Langley February 11, 2021 7pm - 8:30pm
Surrey March 2, 2021 6:30pm - 8pm
Fort St. John March 4, 2021 6:30pm - 8pm
West Vancouver March 10, 2021 6:30pm - 8pm
Sechelt March 16, 2021 7pm - 8:30pm

*Please note that each session is only open to the parents of the corresponding school districts. Dates are subject to change.

To register, please reach out to your District Parent Advisory Council or District Career Counsellor. 

Additional Resources

Many institutions offer parent orientation sessions designed to help you support your child with post-secondary planning, the application process, and ongoing success - check one out!

Parents Can Help  

  1. Do brainstorm ideas and questions about program options.
  2. Don't do the research required to learn about program options.
  3. Do offer encouragement through the application process
  4. Don't complete the application for them.
  5. Do discuss plans for financing their education.
  6. Don't prepare their budget or application for funding.
  7. Do brainstorm questions in advance of an advising appointment.
  8. Don't attend the advising appointment.
  9. Do discuss course registration and selection.
  10. Don't register for them.
  11. Do offer advice about how to approach an instructor or professor concerning a specific issue.
  12. Don't contact the instructor or professor directly.
  13. Do offer encouragement about their course work.
  14. Don't call them several times a day reminding them to do their course work.
  15. Do offer encouragement or feedback on their essays.
  16. Don't write parts of their entire essay.
  17. Do discuss their progress.
  18. Don't go online or go to campus to try to get their grades for them.

See Transitioning from High School for more help.

Encouragement is
the best support