Parenting High School Teenagers Through Secondary School Education

08/23/2018

As We all prepare for the new academic year, parents of high school kids face among the toughest phases of their lives since they direct teenagers through secondary school instruction -- a period that could be stressful, angry, tearful and very volatile.

As parents cloister Our kids and guide them during their early years of life and education, but after our kids hit high school, we all expect them to take a more adult perspective of their schooling. At the same timewe have only a rudimentary understanding of what the education system expects of them (at least originally ) and compounding that, we have very little comprehension of the high school subjects our kids are being exposed to. Unlike main school where grammar, reading, and maths were fairly simple, higher school subjects are becoming more and more complex and frequently go beyond our own ability to give our children with advice and help. As a result of this we consciously -- or subconsciously -- abrogate our responsibility as parents. We sort of expect high schools and educators may pick up the slack and we hand over our duties of our kids' education to the'system' - and that's not good for our kids, and what is not good for our kids is not good for us.

All this occurs when our kids really need us the most. Not only must they deal with schools, teachers and education, the hormonal changes they are going through puts even further pressure on them.


boyfriend/girlfriend liaisons, the pressure of homework, bullying issues and pressure brought on by the increasing speed of computer and internet technologies -- all of this can build to the 'perfect storm' affecting your child's sense of self worth and identity.

On the front-line of this battle, parents must take - or regain -- control. As carers, it's up to us to get our kids from the end of primary school to graduation from high school with sufficient academic ability to take on careers and other life's challenges.

While it Might seem patently obvious, overwhelmingly parents learn about what they've done right (or, painfully, what they've done wrong) during these years from the'school of hard knocks' - and in that'school', there are few, if any, text-books.

As parents of two kids who have gone through this, we decided to cast a light on the process to give some advice to other parents who are at the beginning of the high school path, help for those who maybe part way through it -- and solace to 'shell-shocked' parents whose children could have recently graduated. In these Often grinding, unforgiving years, we think the better-armed you're To make strategic decisions today will help you better understand and assist Your kids, and give you an opportunity to take a deep breath and Soldier on understanding you are not alone.For more detail click 8th Class Result 2019