If your kids are like mine, the last few weeks of school consists of a mad dash for both you and your student. I feel that the pressure to get all work, projects and assignments turned thus insuring a passing grade and advancement to the next year often time resembles a dog chasing its own tail.    

As the school year draws to a close, take a moment and ask your student 3 questions:

1.       What, from a mental perspective, went well this year?

2.       What still needs improvement?

3.       What do you want to do differently next year?

The end of the year, is a great time for reflection and accountability.  The information is still fresh and because students know they have 3 months of lazy summer days ahead the honesty is raw.   

Don’t over talk it, put the ideas aside and we will re-visit them again in late summer as we design your plan for success this fall.   


Heather Siewell

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