And in both cases, decisions about college can be a challenge. Because sometimes the decision might turn out to be no college.
Over at GeekWire this graduation season, I’ve taken on preparing a geek kid for higher education with five tips that can be applied pretty much at any time in the teen and pre-teen years. These tips were honed from my own experience getting ready to attend Harvey Mudd College, and getting my son ready for his stint at the University of Washington.
And for those who wonder: no, I never did finish college. But my son did. From these two very different paths came two successful outcomes, and the handful of suggestions.
Consider it a column that could be read as a logical progression from my GeekWire post of a year ago, “7 steps to raise a geek child.”
So check out the sequel, “5 steps to prepare your geek child for college,” at GeekWire. (And afterwards, keep the below Haiku Deck handy for reference.)