Parents of Teenagers In High School

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but provides some easy-to-understand advice for dealing with a teen’s transition to high school.

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Confronting the First Hardships of High School

This is a great article to help parents understand the challenges faced by students making this transition and offers advise on how parents can make this easier for their children.

10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in High School

Parents can play a vital role in helping teens succeed in school by being informed and lending a little support and guidance. Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is an important ingredient for academic success. Here are 10 ways to keep your teen on track to succeed in high school.

Helping Your Teen Succeed in School

Helping a teenager get ready for school is not unlike training a boxer, only this bout takes place five times a week from September through June. It’s our job to make sure that he is mentally prepared and alert, and takes good care of himself physically. The following strategies will help your child to be at his best come the morning bell.

Helping Your Teen with Homework

Parents can play a crucial role in helping teens handle challenges faced during the middle and high-school years. These students are given more home work and their grades matter more. At the same time, they're adjusting to physical and emotional effects of puberty, while often balancing an active social life.

When Your Teen is Unhappy at School

Most teens understand the importance of getting an education, but less than half say they enjoy going to school, according to Alberta sociologist Reginald Bibby and youth worker Donald Posterski, coauthors of the book Teen Trends, A Nation in Motion (Stoddart, 1992). In their survey of 4,000 Canadian high-school students, Bibby and Posterski found that more than 75 per cent identified school as a source of considerable strain. And when asked what they liked about school, the answer was "friends." What they disliked most were classes and homework.

School Success

Not only is it important to help your child connect to school for the sake of education itself, it’s helpful for you and your child to understand how the level of education reached translates to wages earned once your child enters the adult workforce.

Parenting Teens

This is a very informative Q & A with noted doctors and other professionals answering some questions you may have about parenting your teen.

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