New world, New expirence
Starting up in high school.
It can be a fun and exciting ride or an terrifying ride, you can help your child help make his or her's choices with good guidelines and values. Your child will make selections in High School that will pave the way for them in anything they want to be in life.
How to support High School students
"The transition into adolescence is characterized by often-conflicting desires for autonomy and independence coupled with the need for support" (Frey). When a student begins High School they really feel like they may be grown up enough to take on everything head on and at once, but that's not the case. Parents must keep an eye on their child but from a distance. The child needs to start getting the feel of independence in there life because that will show how they will act when they are independent in their future life. Ask about their day at school, have dinner at the table and have conversations with your child. you should put in your opinion of what your child should do in certain situations but let them ultimately make the choice in the end so they can learn from choices, mistakes or not.
The realationship between you and your child.
"Adolescents are vulnerable to becoming involved in problematic behaviors,disengaging academically, and dropping out of school" (Frey). This is why you should be involved in your child's experience as a freshman. Even if you have a close relationship with your child your child could participate in risk taking behaviors. The child could show signs of rebellious behavior because of new groups of kids they could associated with or from neglect at school. You must always support your child in the things they do at school.
Parental warmth, supervision, support and involvement help children cope despitechallenging environments (Frey).
One on One with your child
Be their bestfriend
Berk, L. (2010). Development throuth the lifespan. (5 ed., p. 404). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.