School has been in session now for almost one full quarter, and I hope you are not waiting to the fourth quarter to make adjustments to your existing plan of action. Each new quarter can be a fresh start, if parents help children make the necessary adjustments during each quarter of their academic journey.
This is a great opportunity to revisit those areas that the child is succeeding in, as well as the areas whereby additional support and encouragement are needed. All parties, whether it is the teacher, parent or child must uphold their responsibility to see to it that goals and expectations are in order, so that the child can have a successful school year.
Here is how parents and children can get off the sidelines and get into the game.
*After a mistake or failure occurs, do not spend time dwelling on it. Instead, train the mind to focus on past performances where you were successful.
*Learn to visualize the results you hope to accomplish and see yourself accomplishing your goals.
*Keep a positive attitude by making a list of your strengths and keep them available especially during stressful moments.
*Surround yourself with positive and encouraging people.
*Always have a current game plan of goals and expectations that keep you stretching to become a better you!
*Dream big dreams!