School Stress: Helping Your Teen Deal
Stress is the body's reaction to a challenge. Through stress is often perceived as bad, it can actually be good in some respect. The right kind of stress can sharpen the mind and reflexes. Stress might be able to help the body perform better, or help you escape a dangerous situation.
Click here for helpful tips on how to help your teen manage school stress.
College Parent Central
Here is a great resource for all as our students are in college now. A lot of that information is helpful now as your child is dual enrolled in both high school and college. This is also especially helpful if your student is planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university once they graduate.
CFNC.org (College Foundation of North Carolina)
This resource is one that our students will be using throughout their PECIL career to help them research for college and career interest, locate scholarships, take a financial basics course and get a certification, and it is also an excellent tool for parents planning to return to school as an Adult Learner or planning for their student to go to a 4 year post high school graduation. You can create an account just like your student has or click on “parent” and browse the resources.
Tips for Parents:
Stay up to date on school activities, events and information.
Parent involvement is key to student success! Your “face in the place” lets your student know that his/her education is a priority! If you can’t make it to an event contact another parent for information or to ask them to take notes for you.
Know the school counselor!
If you see that your student is struggling with school, having a difficult time adjusting to the course load or schedule, or even if they seem more anxious about a class -go ahead and contact your school counselor. They can help!
Daily school attendance
Make sure your student is in school and on time! Attendance is vital to your student’s success. Be on time. Even 15-30 minutes missed of classroom instruction may be a significant loss for that student’s learning for that day. If there has to be an absence be sure to have student find out assignments that were given.
Communication is key!
Keep the lines of communication open! Be sure to schedule time in your day to talk with your student to find out how their day was. Ask them what they accomplished, what they are proud of about their school, their class or themselves. You can also ask them what they are struggling with. You can also ask them what was a good decision they made or maybe discuss a not so good decision that they made with them. Communication is the key to helping your student grow!
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