High school is exciting for some and difficult for many – students and parents alike. The sudden change in environment, adolescence and peer pressure are just some of the issues that a high school student faces. This is something that the youngsters and their parents need to deal with. High school is also the time that determines whether the parent-child relationship is one of friendship, trust and camaraderie or one of rebellion and disobedience.
There are some things that parents and students can keep in mind to ensure that high school is a fun-filled, exciting, experience. Parents need to express an interest and enthusiasm in their child’s move to high school. They need to be aware of their child’s school and extracurricular activity schedule. Show some trust in your ward and give them more responsibilities. As for students, time management will be of the utmost importance. High school involves more study and play and it is important to maintain a healthy balance between the two.
This will ensure the student the best of both worlds. Organizing all tasks and lists in lists would be a good place to start. Reviewing notes each day and completing assignments on time is an ideal way of keeping up with all the schoolwork. This way you will not have to worry about not being prepared for exams and surprise tests. If you are attending a new high school and have no friends there, remember that it is up to you to make friends. Greet all your acquaintances whenever you meet them, and take the first step since you are the one who’s new and needs friends.
It is natural to feel uncertain and fearful, but put up a confident front and you’ll be surprised at how good you feel. Lastly, make sure you get enough rest – sleep well each night – and eat healthy.