As junior high students continue to adjust to a new school year, new teachers, new expectations and new friends, it's important to remember that these junior high years are setting the tone for how they will do in high school. Many parents mistakenly believe that this a time that they can begin to "let go" and allow their student to make educational decisions on their own. The reality is that junior high age students need their parent to assist them in developing good habits more than ever. The habits (good or bad) that are developed during these vital two junior high years, will likely continue in high school. You can help your student develop great habits that will foster success by following these simple pointers. All junior high students should:
If your student has already fallen in to some "bad" habits, you may be asking, "What can I do to turn it around quickly?" Here are some simple things you can do to help make your student more successful:
If these simple pointers are followed, students will not only see academic success this year, but in the years to come as well!