There are many ways high schoolers can succeed, in school and in life,
and there are many ways that parents can help them focus on their education
and health. When attending a
private high school, your student may feel overwhelmed at times, but there are some simple
steps you can take to help them manage their busy schedule.
One of the best habits your high school student can learn, for school and
adult life, is how to plan. Using a date book or the calendar app on her
smartphone will go a long way toward getting her busy schedule in line.
As sporting events, extracurricular activities, and social events pop
up, she will be able to plan ahead by using her calendar app. Also, planning
ahead means beginning projects, homework, and regular studying as it occurs.
This essential habit is important for any type of education, but especially
when attending a preparatory school. Your student’s schedule and
tasks may fill up quickly at a college preparatory school, and learning
how to plan ahead will be a future asset.
Another aspect of planning ahead is learning how to set goals for the future.
Your child can manage her busy schedule by setting realistic goals for
herself. These goals might include finishing a big project early so she
can attend a social event; or taking advanced placement (AP) classes and
SAT prep classes so she can attend her dream college. There are a variety
of goals to help your high schooler manage her schedule, as well as prepare
for her future.
Strengthen Healthy Habits
Don’t forget to encourage your child to eat a healthy diet and maintain
healthy habits. Achieving a sufficient amount of sleep among a busy schedule
is crucial to her physical and mental wellbeing. Encourage your high schooler
to talk about her life in and out of school so she feels comfortable approaching
you about any future concerns.
The Quarry Lane School believes in helping children
be the best versions of themselves.
Whether you are looking for a private preschool or college prep school
in Pleasanton and Dublin, CA, call us at (925) 829-8000.