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What does "apply yourself" even mean to your teen?

What does "apply yourself" even mean to your teen?

Tell me if this sounds familiar.

Your teen wants to do better in school, and works really hard to do well, only to be left with poor grades that don’t reflect their work input.

So your child asks the teacher what they can do to help improve their grades.

And the teacher answers: “Apply yourself”.

That sounds great. But when your teen goes to take action on this advice, they have NO idea what to do!

What does that even mean?

Teaching Our Kids HOW to Learn

Teaching Our Kids HOW to Learn

If you are like many parents, you are constantly trying to figure out how you can help your teen, preteen, or child learn better so that they can do better in school.

Well this is the EXACT topic we discussed in The Working Mom Mindset Podcast.

I have been featured as a guest expert on this new podcast and I am so excited to share it with you!

The episode is called: Teaching Our Kids HOW to Learn; Why labels aren’t accurate and Everyone is Intelligent!

Listen to the Podcast right here!

Does your teen need a tutor? (Probably Not)

Does your teen need a tutor? (Probably Not)

If you are like most parents, when your teen’s grades starts to slip, or they are struggling to pull their grades back up, you may look into getting a tutor.

And if you have already looked into getting a tutor for your teen, then you know that getting a tutor can be a little pricey!

But, here’s the deal, not every teen needs a tutor!

Despite what your child’s teacher may tell you, your teen may not need to have a private tutor.

So how do you know if your teen really does need a tutor?

Here is how to tell if YOUR teen needs a tutor.

What is the BEST alternative to tutoring?

What is the BEST alternative to tutoring?

Let me guess. Some one told you that you should probably “get a tutor” for your teen?

I hear this advice given to parents ALL. The. Time.

When you ask your child’s teacher what more you can do to help your teen, they tell you that you should just get a tutor.

But, if you’ve looked into getting a tutor, you know that it’s not that easy!

First, isn’t it the teachers job to teach my kid? Why should I have to spend extra to get a tutor to do your job??

Second, tutoring can be Crazy expensive! Ain’t nobody got time (or money) for that!

So what can you do to find a better alternative to tutoring?

How the school system is letting your teen down

How the school system is letting your teen down

If you are a parent wit ha teen that is struggling in school, you may feel like the school system is letting your teen down.

You may feel like:

  • No matter how much you try to help your teen, they just don’t “get it”

  • when you ask for a little extra help from the teen’s teachers, you are met with: “just work harder”, or “get a tutor”

  • when you are seeking extra help from the teacher, they inevitably place the additional burden of teaching on you

  • when you ask what more the school can do for your child, you are not given sufficient support or answers

If you can relate, then you are not alone!

The truth is: the school system really is letting your teen down! And here is how!

To the parents of teens, you are enough! Here's why!

To the parents of teens, you are enough! Here's why!

As a high school tutor, I have seen many parents of teens and preteens struggle with deciding which is the best way to help their teen in school.

Plenty of parents feel tired, worn out, and exhausted with the constant battle between supporting their teen in school, and meeting resistance from their teen.

You try so hard!

  • You try helping your teen with homework

  • You try to encourage them to study more

  • You try to help them understand how important their grades are.

  • You try to help them focus on the benefits of learning

You try everything you can to help, only to be met with an eye roll, ignored, or another battle over homework.

No matter how hard you try, you just don’t feel like you are making any progress, or seeing the fruits of your labor.

Why Parents of Teens need support too!

Why Parents of Teens need support too!

Let me ask you, do you have good support around you?

Do you have any support system around you?

If you are a parent of a teen then you NEED a good support system and a good parent support group!

Parenting is HARD! Teens can be SO rough on parents!

We pour and pour our love, support, and encouragement into them, only to be left feeling completely dry ourselves!

So I’d love to know! Do you have a support group?