Tip of the Week

April 26, 2021

Make the homestretch less stressful

With spring break behind us, we’re heading into the homestretch of the school year. End-of-year projects, papers and exams are upcoming, and the sprint to the finish can be very stressful. To help reduce academic stress and help your child feel more confident and in control, make sure your child has a firm handle on what’s due and when, as well as teachers’ expectations of each assignment. Help your child map out a step-by-step plan to complete each assignment by it’s due date. Add benchmarks to a calendar to monitor progress. A little bit of up-front planning and organizing will boost your child’s sense of control and confidence in getting all the work done, and done well.