Education these days is hard, isn’t it? Between classes, sports, clubs, or home activities, school can be more than just a brain drain. High school grades matter for college and scholarships, so school success is more important than ever. That’s pretty stressful, right? Here are three easy hacks you can use to help improve your high school student’s education.
Tip #1: Teach Valuable Time Management
One of the most important skills to focus on with your child, especially if they’re new to the high school game, is simple time management. Unlike middle school, high school due dates tend to be stricter and less flexible with teachers less willing to give full credit just for turning something in.
Luckily, your child’s phone — often a source of distraction — can be a major help in getting work done. Most phones contain a calendar app and an alarm function. Teach your child to use both of those as reminders. Need to bring the geometry text? Biology project on the cell due next Tuesday? Make an alarm. Having your child select and program their own apps for crucial reminders will involve them in the process.
Tip #2: Understand the Teenage Brain
Just about the time that education grades become serious is about the same moment many teenagers start chafing at parental controls and restrictions. You’ve probably heard your teenage child say some variation on “I’ve got this. It’s my business,” or express frustration when cautious parents don’t seem to get how competent they …Read More