Success during middle school lays the foundation for a solid experience in high school and beyond. When setting expectations with your child:
- Start slow and adjust goals upward.
- Help plan steps toward goals so your child knows what to do.
- Show pride in efforts--not just the final result. Your encouragement will make a world of difference.
http://www.mohonasen.org/03parents/MSParent/slacker2scholar.htm Source: "From slacker to scholar: Helping to motivate your middle schooler," Parent SPOT, Reprinted with permission from The Parent Institute, a division of NIS, Inc., (c)2006