Transitioning into middle school and high school can be complicated, as students experience new freedoms and responsibilities. Students shuffle between various classrooms, interact with new teachers, and are assigned more homework, all of which can be overwhelming. And don’t forget those hormones and social pressures! With so much change, the middle and high school years may be the first time students struggle with grades and school performance.
Teenagers crave more independence than ever. But, with such high expectations from family, school, and future colleges, it can be scary to let go a bit as a parent. A coach in your corner can ease the bumps in the road and help you feel confident that your student can be more responsible and independent as he/she matures. Students will feel supported in becoming more autonomous as a coach guides them in improved organization, time management, test preparation, and communication. Students also appreciate having a non-judgmental third party to “download” their thoughts, which is an integral part of their progression and success.