High school is a highly formative time in a person’s life – a time of dependence on parents, but also of spreading one’s own wings in independence, as well as the tension between the two. As a parent, you probably know to steer clear of micro-managing your teen’s life, yet you also want to be involved, and you know that a totally “laissez-faire” (“hands-off”) approach isn’t right either – teens need some structure & guidance.
Add in to this the already potentially thorny issue of grades, & it is easy to see why parents may see talking with their high schoolers about grades as a challenge. Sylvan’s Dr. Rick Bavaria has some helpful tips as to how to handle this situation. Click the link below to read on.