Trying to get your kid’s grades up so they can get into a good college?

Are you worried about your kid’s future?

Are you frustrated by your teen’s poor study habits and lack of a sense of urgency to get grades up?

Does it seem like you care more about your kid’s future than they do?

What would it be like for you to know that your child is on track, getting good grades, and accepted into a great college?

This is all possible and isn’t as hard to achieve as you may think!


As parents, our intentions for our children are good. However, sometimes we lose sight of where and how to focus our energy.

Dr. David Hoy has been working with teens and young adults for 25 years and is happy to share his eight-step process with you to move your child along with good grades, acceptance into a good college, and a bright future.


In this book you will learn how to:

Help your I-gen child overcome barriers to achieving good grades

Implement parenting strategies that will motivate your child to work hard at getting good grades

Work through conflict with your child so that they can stay on track with school work

Develop an easy to follow organizational plan to getting good grades

Help your child get accepted into a good college

Pick up a copy today and put your child on course for success in school and acceptance into a great college!

What Readers Have Been Saying...

Practical Advice

Rated 5 out of 5
March 11, 2020

I thought it was great to have a book that not only shares stories about real examples, but also give practical advice you can use to help your child succeed no matter where they currently are. Emotional Intelligence for the win!

Amazon Customer

Thoughtful, Practical Guide...A Must-Read for All Parents

Rated 5 out of 5
February 24, 2020

This book is a thought-provoking, strategic, and practical guide that provides an easy-to-follow process to prepare your child for college and beyond.
As an educational consultant who works with K-12 families daily, I feel this book should be required reading for parents with kids of all ages. Dr. Hoy provides a thoughtful approach to understanding and managing the unique obstacles that I-gen students face both inside and outside of the classroom. He demonstrates how to create a strong foundation of childhood/adolescent personal development and provides many relatable examples and profound statistics.
This book provides deep insight into the core of understanding and supporting children productively and lovingly. If more parents used the approach that Dr. Hoy suggests, students would certainly be less anxious and stressed out. This book is a wonderful resource that is sure to help many families. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

amazon reviewer

Relatable, inspirational, AND practical guide

Rated 5 out of 5
January 28, 2020

This book stands out among others of this genre. As a public school teacher/administrator, (30+ years) I have read and recommended a number of books, articles, guides that are designed for parents who are seeking to do what’s best for their child. Dr. Hoy’s book is unique in that it combines stories that inspire, with very practical, sequential steps to follow if you are serious about getting into college. Leaves the reader feeling like they are not alone, and confident to get started!


This is a “touch them all” reference for parents and teens!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 24, 2020

I just finished Getting Into A Good College.
The title doesn’t serve it entirely. It is beautifully written in a clean, clear style and format. The author uses genuine examples of his own challenges in learning as a child and as a parent.
The suggestions made in creating individualized plans for both kids and their parents In conflict are directional, purposeful, attainable and far reaching beyond academic performance = good college only!
Congratulations to Dr. Hoy on the publishing of this wonderful book. Thanks to Dr. Hoy in sharing how he has come to live a beautiful life with his wife and children, inspiring others to do the same!


About the Author

Dr. David Hoy

Dr. David Hoy is a licensed psychologist and a certified professional coach. He is the founder and Executive Director of David Hoy & Associates, a Minnesota-based Clinic of Counseling, Psychological, and Coaching Services. In its humble beginnings, DH&A started out in 1997 with just a handful of clients. The company has since grown to include 100 practitioners and administrative staff providing services to adults, children, and families throughout the Twin Cities and greater metropolitan area.

Dr. Hoy earned his PhD in Education with a specialization in Training and Performance Improvement from Capella University. He holds a master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from St. Mary’s University and a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Communication from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hoy has been able to integrate his education and work experience to create a dynamic coaching process that empowers teens and young adults to take charge of their education and careers.

As a consultant, he was recently featured in the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine in an article entitled, “How Minnesota Is Tackling Teen Mental Health.

David believes strongly in holistic approaches to achieving overall health and well-being. He has run 24 full-distance marathons and has since become an avid bicycle enthusiast. David strives to create a mindfulness culture at work. To this end, he hires yoga instructors who provide classes three times per week for employees. David lives in Plymouth, Minnesota, with his wife, youngest son, Lucy the dog, and Goldie the cat. He has two daughters who have recently graduated from college and launched successfully.