I am so glad that I don’t have to think about college for many more years! I was just talking to another parent of a 24 year old son today and he said it truly felt like just yesterday he was holding him in the hospital. I know all too well how quickly the first 5 years went by with Graham and these past 2 years with Davis have been on warp speed. The reality is that we will be talking about college sooner than we hope. Until then, Matthew and I want to make sure we are not only grooming our two young men for college, but for a life well lived.
College is not just a huge academic step, but it is a huge life step in general. It is what signifies that your child is no longer a child but a man who is “ready” to live on his own. So, when I think about “grooming” my sons for college I think about preparing them to become independent and hard workers. I also think about making sure we are giving them a solid educational foundation. We make sure to read to them daily, multiple times a day so that there will hopefully be a love and respect for reading. I also try to make every moment possible a learning moment. Some of our best times are in the car traveling to and from school. You would be amazed the things I learn from my 5 year old and they ways I can turn things into teachable moments.
We also make sure the boys have the things they need in order to progress and develop. Right now they are not in need of razors (thank goodness), but I’m know the day is coming! We were sent the Philips Norelco PowerTouch with AquaTech for review with my husband a few weeks ago. This would definitely be on the must have list for sons traveling to college! Maybe it will motivate them to shower because they can take it with them thanks to the AquaTech!
Overall, my husband says that the PowerTouch with AquaTech is a nice electric razor. It provided a very close shave that was smooth. He mentioned that he felt no pinching or pulling of hair which has been a problem for him in the past with other razors. He also likes that he can take it into the shower with him in the mornings. Every little bit of time savings helps! Because it uses the Super Lift & Cut Blade (lifts and cuts hair) this razor is great for shaving stubble which is what my husband deals with. The flexing heads also help to follow the lines on his face so that he is sure to get a very close shave. The battery life also seems to be going strong for him! It says to expect up to 50 hours of battery life. Matthew does have pretty sensitive skin so he has found that the shave can almost be too close sometimes (something to keep in mind).
So, I want to know no matter how young or old how you are “grooming” your sons for college and beyond?!
I would love to win this for my husband.
I have been putting ten dollars a week in to a fund since my grandson was born. Every week when we put the money in he talks about it is his school money. He will let you know fast that it cant be used for anything else, and he names all the things he is gonna by when gets out of school.
Thao Nguyen says
I will open a saving account for him when he is born with 200-400/month depending my salary. It will be ready for him when he goes to college
with a large family, we have not been grooming them so much financially but with life lessons. We know all too well how many hardships, temptations, and lazy ways of thinking that can dislodge a kid off their path goals, SO we try to keep a balance and keep an open mind, well, while locking the doors and completely hovering (just kidding;)
Just support, non judgemental and that’s plain and simple. I see my kids being “groomed” OK I guess, as they are all turning out pretty awesome and we have 3 of 6 on their own and although late bloomers educationally, the oldest 3 are now in school in some capacity or finishing up! Thanks!!! I have two sons, 29 and 15 who could sure use this along with my burly faced harry monster hubby;)
Sandy VanHoey says
My daughter has opened a saving for my grandson since he was born. He is 5 now and she has him a talking, educational bank that helps him learn the importance of saving for his education. That is for all of his change he receives at home.
deb c says
I’m groomed my sons to be true to themselves and not to do things because of peer pressure, to be respectful, and that they have to work hard to achieve their goals.
We say no…our kids need to learn that in life, you don’t always get what you want and you have to live by a budget. Hopefully, this will sink in.
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cathy castro says
this would be great for my son who just starting to shave. YAY!
Beth @ TheAngelForever says
Grooming my sons by teaching them to be independent thinkers, to go with the flow, and remember to set goals and work hard to obtain them.
Its all about teaching them to choose the right.
I am grooming my son, even if he is only 6 months!
Linda Kish says
My son chose not to go to college after high school. He is now contemplating going but wants to do an online program. He mostly discusses with his wife. I no longer have to pay for him to go but they do live here with me and that’s not changing so in that way I support it. Mostly I just provide a sounding board for his ideas.
April Brenay says
Our oldest is in the EMFP on post, he has 2 teachers and only 6 other kids in his class. It really helps him to have that extra attention.
Margaret Smith says
Our oldest is in high school and we’re preparing him for college by making sure he is getting very good grades, enjoying sports and clubs and he’s just starting community service work. We’ve been really making him understand how important college is for him and how the harder he works now, will perhaps help him get some financial help.
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Adrienne gordon says
by getting them involved in extra-curricular activities
I am grooming my teenage son by making sure he knows how to be a good son, grandson, brother, uncle, husband, and dad.
Stephanie Doyle says
My husband really needs something like this.
now that my sons are all grown we have now been saving for our grandson as a family effort
well that my sons are all grown we have now been saving for our grandson as a family effort
Sue Ellison says
I’m grooming them by being an influence and helping them make the right choices that are going to help them succeed.
ryan minton says
I gave my nephew some advice about sticking with his classes and not missing a class…show up!
Staci A says
We try to be sure our little one continues to grow his love of learning. And we encourage him to try new activities.
Always encouraging them to do their best and reach for their dreams
Charlotte W. says
My son is handicapped. he will not be going to college, but he is set to start a day support program. Hopefully, one day he will be able to work in the community with assistance. He needs a good razor regardless.
Julie W says
Our 3 year old talks nothing about going to preschool/K but about going to college. We tell him the importance of school, doing his best, trying hard, studying, and learning all that he can. It is a sweet innocence of the excitment of a BIG school. Praying that excitement continues for 15 more years.
Lisa Brown says
I am grooming them to be respectful and polite individuals.
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soha molina says
I groom my nephew for college by putting aside little gifts for him to send off.
Becky M says
My boys are pretty little… but we are starting to read every day!
tami p says
teaching him to be independent and responsible with money teaching him to work hard and stay organized
Mary Beth Elderton says
I have just recently seen my son graduate from medical school (blatant mom brag!) so he is fairly well groomed for what comes next. My husband, an engineer….is another story 🙂
Debra L. Guillen says
I am making sure my son has good money management skills; budgeting for his spending money, knows how to balance his bank account, how to use his debit card, and how to save money
Stacey B says
I often look for coupons online before going to get hair cuts. I can usually find something for Fantastic Sams or Hair Cuttery
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Teaching them critical thinking and how to think for themselves.
Scott Martin says
I think giving the knowledge I have learned is key.
Steve Stone says
we make them do chores
Margot C says
Having groomed my step-son for college, he is now in college. Though he is a thoughtful, helpful and very kind young man it still sometimes feels like an extension of high-school.
Marj McClencon says
Raising a child in the way of the Lord will serve them well all through their schooling.
Ellie W says
Right now were having a hard time getting my 4 year old grandson to go to pre-k. He’s only been for 2 days and he absolutely hates it. I read to him everyday and work on fundamentals when he’s at my house. Someday maybe when he is starting college we will look back on this and laugh.
amy beth marantino says
i am teaching to be patient and proud, and to make choices for himself.
right now we are trying to make our high school aged son realize that everyday everything he does matters for his future
Always do your homework right away and be respectful to the girls!
Brutus Duffy says
By making sure he studies before playing video games.
our grandson just turned 4 and is in preschool-which he loves….he has a great love for books so we hope this will only get stronger as he grows…
Terra Heck says
I’m grooming my boys for college by stressing the importance of studying and academic achievement. I’ve also been discussing what they may want to be when they graduate and what college they may want to go to. Thanks.
Kimberly B. says
By teaching them to have a srtong work ethic and have self confidence.
Jessica Carnaggio says
I see that he does all his homework.