Great tips in this contributed post on how to help your children survive their senior year of high school. I must say I’m finding my sons last year of elementary to be very similar.
Once again the start of the new school year has come around – doesn’t summer break fly? If this year is your child’s last year at school and is their senior year of high school, it’s important to realize that it will be very different to any other, and sadly, a lot more stressful.
The fact is that senior year involves a lot more work than any other school year, as well as many more social occasions, such as senior prom and graduation, which means that it’s a much more stressful time. However, if you help your child to be organized, their senior year can be one of the best years of their lives and can also help them to prepare for the realities of college life.
For everything that you need to know to help your child survive senior year, have a read of this.
Encourage them to use an organizer
To help your child to learn the importance of organization, encourage them to use an organizer. There are plenty of academic ones to choose from; it’s just a case of finding the one that works best for your child. Ideally, you want to pick one that has room for them to write school assignments into it, as well as tick lists and plans for each day. Having an area to schedule their time and lessons in, can also be useful, and can help to make staying organized a little easier for them.
Create a study space for them at home
Do you have a spare room in your home or even a corner of a room that you could turn into a study space for your child? The fact is that studies have shown that having a dedicated area to work, makes the process of staying organized and completing work on time easier. So creating your child a dedicated study area could be a good way to do that.
Map out social events in advance
When it comes to social events, such as the senior prom and graduation, it can be incredibly stressful for teenagers, which is why planning for them in advance is so important. This also gives your child something to look forward to. To ensure that each long-awaited social event is perfect, plan every detail in advance, from their dress to their With Our Aloha flower leis, or whatever other graduation tradition you have. You want these special days to be fun and memorable, not stressful, which is why planning in advance for them is so important.
Make time to treat them
Senior year will be stressful; there is no doubt about that. So it is important to make sure that your child takes time out to relax and unwind. Whether that is days out with their friends, a pamper session at a local spa, or a weekend away camping, it doesn’t matter, just as long as you find ways to help your child relax and unwind. As if you don’t, all of the stress from their workload could end up causing problems.
There you have it, everything that you need to know to help your kids to survive the senior year of high school.