Hey parents

Are you worried your teen won't be able to handle the academic workload?

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Yeah. Me too. Most teens aren't prepared in high school to do well in college or university where they have to be self-driven.

High school these days does a lot of "hand holding" with their students in the name of compassion. Once these kids, who aren't really allowed to struggle in school, reach college or university, they quickly feel overwhelmed and unprepared.

Here are some strategies and resources that might help.

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Strategies and Resources

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 Let them solve problems

Your kids need to become resilient. If you and the other adults around your kid tend to help them with every problem they encounter, they'll have a harder time once they're on their own.

This might be hard for you, but its essential that you stop solving problems for them right now. In fact, the best thing you can do for your teen is to start asking them to solve problems that come up in the household too.

They might still need your guidance but please try to step back and let them try first.

  Help them learn how to study effectively

Have you heard of the SQ3R Method of Studying? I hadn't either. I wish someone would have taught me this method before I went to university.

Basically, the method helps students actually learn what they are reading about in their textbooks rather that just memorizing it temporarily.

Want your teen to do better in school? Enroll them in our online course: Use the SQ3R Method to Study.
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Use the SQ3R Method to Study

 Teach them time management skills

Time management is a crucial skill for independent learning. Teach them techniques like the Pomodoro Technique, the Eisenhower Matrix, and the use of digital tools like Google Calendar.

If you need help with those things, or time management in general, our online course, From Procrastinator to Productive, is designed to help parents learn how to teach time management skills to their teens.
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How to help your teen master time management

 Allow them to fail now. Often.

One of the hardest things a parent can do is to allow our kids to fail at anything and to suffer for it.

BUT. Failure is the best teacher the universe has to offer. When you ask successful people what their secret to success was, 100% of them will say they failed fast and often.

Teach your kids that failure is just part of the process of success.

 Gift them this helpful book

College Rules!, 4th Edition: How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College

This book will help them learn how to adapt to life in college and how to be successful academically.

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