Parents quickly learn with toddlers and gradeschoolers that children want adults to set boundaries and hold them to expectations. When you set boundaries and expectations, you help create order. And when things are in order and expectations are understood, students are more likely to succeed. This is always trickier with tweens and teens and sometimes the accountability piece, especially around school work, needs to come from someone outside the home. So whether it’s you or another adult, set a clear expectation. With the right support your child will rise to it.