Remind your teen that although ACT and SAT results are important to colleges, achievement as a well-rounded student counts just as much. Encourage a balance of extra-curricular activities and volunteer experiences.
Tip of the Day August 19
Your teen may be working hard to balance extra-curricular activities and school activities this year. Help her become a master time manager by enforcing at-home chores and family responsibilities.
Tip of the Day August 18
If your teen will be getting his driver’s license this year, take time to help him learn by taking him driving. Be supportive, clear, and direct when discussing safety on the road.
Tip of the Day August 17
If your high-school student has a job, then help him manage his money and time. Help him to create a budget, and have a savings plan.
Tip of the Day August 16
Your high school student should be thinking about her future. Listen to her, support her, and have an open mind about the endless possibilities.
Tip of the Day August 15
Emphasize how homework helps kids learn. Do homework with them. Make it fun. Applaud their learning and new knowledge.
Tip of the Day August 14
Some kids tend to either “love” school or “hate” it. If your child happens to “hate” school, help her identify parts that are more enjoyable—even if they are recess, gym, and lunch.
Tip of the Day August 13
Pre-teens can be strongly influenced by friends. If your child has friends who only want to socialize and not learn, find ways to keep your child engaged in school and learning. Continue to encourage his or her curiosity.
Tip of the Day August 12
Middle school behavior can sometimes be influenced by peers or life changes—such as attending a new school. Continue to ask questions and be engaged with your kid. He needs you!
Tip of the Day August 11
A move to middle or junior high school means more responsibilities. If you find that your child needs help managing his new middle school schedule, set up a daily assignment checklist to keep at home and review daily.