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6 Ways Dads Can Prepare Their Kids for College, Starting Now


May. 1, 2014 Fathers.com

What are the keys to your child’s college success? One big key is you, dad.

Author and sociology professor W. Bradford Wilcox wrote about this for The Atlantic. He wrote: “I find that young adults who as teens had involved fathers are significantly more likely to graduate from college.” And Wilcox provides research results to back that up.

He also lists four benefits of involved fathers that boost children’s educational success:

1) Providing homework help, counsel, or knowledge that helps them succeed at school.

2) Helping children steer clear of risky behaviors—from delinquency to teenage pregnancy—that might prevent them from completing college.

3) Fostering a family environment that is generally conducive to learning (characterized by a mix of engagement, affection, and supervision).

4) Often, contributing financial support for college.

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