The two most common issues with teen academics are helping and worrying about your child failing classes or what college your child is going to get into. It is simply divided into those two categories, worrying for a child and his poor academic achievements and finding a way to help him or worrying about your child’s future academic achievements and finding a way to help him. It comes down to worrying and finding a way, so worrying is a part of being a parent, but it doesn’t help, on the other hand finding a way, planning and getting involved may help your teen in his academics and you might help him or her find the answer.
Let’s start with teens that have trouble concerning their academic level. Let’s say you already identified the problems and the issue, you know your child is having difficulties learning by himself. This is the part where help from you and teachers I a must. You can do two basic things to help your kid. First thing is to involve yourself in his studies, help him through difficult subjects, or you can even hire a tutor if you have the means. Personally I would go with personal involvement because it tends to give better results. You need to realize that you have to preserver in those times as much as your child does, if you lose hope than all is lost. What you need to do is be there for your child, whether that is to talk about something or help him study, giving positive motivation is also encouraged.
In the end if you think that your child could use some more help than perhaps you should enroll him in a summer camp. Summer camps last shortly, but nevertheless they can impact a teenager considerably, at the same time they will get education, motivation and fun time. That is more than enough to relive the stress surrounding the studying process and may help them see things differently.
For parents that are concerned about their children attending college all you need to do is inform yourself. There are a few college planning resources for both patents and teens that can come in handy. One thing you have to realize, you have probably seen that situation in movies and real life hundreds of times, never push your kid to what you want. Pressuring your child to go to a college you picked for him can be very contra productive, it may lead to a rebellious state and cause the teen to rotate his behavior for 180 degrees, I have seen that happen. You need to give them a positive feedback and help them decide, not pressure them, motivation and understanding can be your greatest weapon in helping your child secure the best possible future for himself.
Being a parent is a hard and demanding job, but it is also 10 times as rewarding. There is no greater joy in life than to see your child succeed knowing that you helped him.