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There are few things that pain a parent more than seeing their child struggle and being unsure as to how to help them.
You see your child sitting at their desk for hours on end, working and re-working a paper or throwing away an art project because they can’t get it “right”. There have been times when you had to apologize for them not being able to attend an event because they haven’t been able to finish a project. You see the stress on their face.
There have been times when you have had to calm your child because they received a lower grade than they expected and they are devastated by it. They may have started to spiral into how their future was over.
Maybe you are frustrated with how they seem to wait until the night before a project is due and then work all night to finish it. The next day you have to deal with their tiredness or calling from school because they don’t feel well.
And their room! It seems like it is all-or-nothing, but they can’t maintain a balance.
Life is meant to be lived, but it breaks your heart when you know that they have so much potential but they keep turning down new opportunities to grow and challenge themselves. That bit of anxiety that you feel that maybe they won’t reach their full potential.
No one has all of the answers, and we know that the stress that students are experiencing in today’s schools is more than what previous generations deal with—6.0 GPAs, 1400+ SAT scores, overcommit to activities, cyber bullying, the skyrocketing cost of attending college with the desperation to get a scholarship to be able to attend, getting 6 hours or less of sleep most nights of the week, trying to make up for lost learning time from the lockdowns, and more!
What’s a parent to do to try to help their student…their child succeed in school and life?