Is your teen like our Seahawks? Full of promise but off to a rocky start? The first quarter of school is ending. Has she found her rhythm? Typically, the start of the year is review and becomes more challenging. NOW is the time to set a steady routine.
If your teen is struggling, here are four suggestions:
- Create a color-coded assignment calendar. Any tests or long-term projects need daily study or work time. Lock it all into the calendar. Avoid last-minute-scramble mode.
- Set a deliberate study routine. Lock in 90-120 minutes. Set a plan of attack daily. Modeling prioritizing and problem solving is powerful.
- Be present while your teen studies. Make the dining room table the study center. Read a book; pay online bills. Be present to answer questions and help your teen stay on task. The structure and support you provide is valuable, even if your teen doesn’t thank you.
- Consider a school that is more experiential with less hours of traditional homework. L & E Academy has its Open House on November 15 and will showcase its engaging 7th-12th learning model.
Here’s to getting our teens on track and a Super Bowl victory of a school year!