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Preparing Your Child for High School
The transition time between middle school and high school is exciting for students. It provides a a wealth of unknown opportunities, opportunities that your child must explore. They need to be prepared for high school so that they can get the most out of whatever opportunities come their way.
As a parent, you need to work to prepare your child for everything that they will face in high school. There are a few simple things that you can do to make sure that they are prepared for what is ahead.
Classes in high school are far more difficult than many of the classes that your child will have seen before. Your child may struggle at first if you do not talk to them about their study habits. Teach your child about the importance of note taking and note cards and help them to try to retain information better than they ever have before.
The social scene that your child will find in high school is far different than the social scene they have been used to. There are plenty of groups for them to join, extracurriculars for them to become interested in, and sports to try. Encourage your child to try a little bit of everything so that they may find out what they like and who they are. High school is a time of self discovery and should be treated as such.
There are various other things that you may want to do to prepare your child for high school. In the end, you can only do that - prepare them. They are going to have to go through the motions and learn what they want from school on their own. If you are a supportive parent, it will be easier for them to do so.