LA Parents: Sept. 7 is our final FREE parent discussion on "Do Grades Really Matter? Can Not Focusing on Them Improve Them?"
With "Back to School" in full swing, students and parents are beginning to feel the pressure to get good grades and high SAT scores. College counselors and administrators are reiterating the importance of academic rigor, performance, and GPA. One cannot deny that grades and test scores are a part of the academic experience, but what about the other factors that contribute to a teen's transition to becoming a confident, effective, passionate and fulfilled adult?
Some of these factors include resiliency, learning how to focus on one's effort and fulfillment, and linking a sense of purpose to their day to day energies in school. It's not that schools do not find these skills important. It's that this measure of self-awareness is highly personalized and differs with each individual student. Many schools just don't have the time to meet with every student to help define their individual goals, vision of what they want, how to make steps to achieve them, and help hold them accountable for what they say they're going to do.
It is this type of self-reflection, and thinking about the "bigger picture" of how they want to impact the lives of others that will ultimately sustain their motivation, and help raise their grades. Remember, grades are not a reflection of intelligence, nor do they indicate how your teen sees him or herself, or their dream for their life.
Discover how to help your teen start the school year strong and keep going strong all year long! Join us, Sept. 7 for our final meeting in the FREE Parenting Discussion series. This discussion will be held Saturday, 11 a.m, in my Santa Monica office by Hayden Lee, a certified Academic Life Coach.
**NOTE: Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat. To RSVP, please email me at email@example.com