Its a new school year and many varsity athletes have started practice before they have even opened a book. While there is always the story of the C student who gets a full athletic scholarship, that is the exception not the rule. So, how do you help your student keep up their grades while still playing a varsity sport?
With parents at the helm, kids aren't learning how to learn, at best they're learning how to get the right answer and in many cases may be led astray by parents -- however well meaning -- who don't understand the work. The conclusion? Parental engagement in children's education has no appreciable impact on their success in school.
School worry and test worry are common. There has become an increased focus on grades, GPAs, and a fear-based mentality that kids will not get into a good college unless they have a 4.6 GPA. Sadly, this fearful mentality has trickled down all the way to elementary school today! What is going on? And what should parents do?