Dating for freshman in highschool
Dear Mom of High School Freshman, It is hard not to feel, in those weeks leading up to the first day of freshman year, that you and your child have finally hit the big leagues. High school is, in many ways, a break with everything that has gone before. High school takes four years because that is the minimum it takes for both kids and parents to transition from the final days of childhood to the first moments of adulthood. Put this off for as long as possible, reminding yourself and your kid that high school should be about high school. Getting good grades and acclimatizing to the rigors of high school. Some kids stumble with their time management as they enter high school and find themselves up late, sleeping inadequately and getting on a vicious cycle.Suddenly your child, and let’s be honest he may look like a young adult but is still very much a child, is in a world where sex, drugs, alcohol, along with high academic demands, competitive sports, and college are all part of the vernacular. Parents can help with this, establishing routines, limits on social media and strict bedtime.It can also shake up an existing social order, bringing in a breath of fresh air to stratified social status.Freshman year is high school, but not all high schoolers are the same. Adolescence is almost like a rerun of the earliest years of childhood, with both physical and intellectual change occurring at a startling pace, new dangers appearing all the time and an unending need for sleep and food. College admissions is a dark grey fog that will at some point descend upon your home. Taking whatever activity you already love to the next level and 3. The single caveat would be that parents can mention college to expel the notion (an urban myth) that freshman grades do not count for college admissions. A close eye on who she is making friends with, how and when she is getting her work done and her general health , would not go amiss.
As multiple middle schools feed into one high school, it can be immensely liberating for 8th grade students who crave different peer groups.If you have not been talking about the hard stuff, drugs, birth control, sex, consent…is the time to start. Your child is now in world where these issues arise, if not for them (hopefully!) for schoolmates, and the time to talk is early and often.Sleep for teens is like water for plants, it is not pretty when they don’t get enough.
A wise headmaster once suggested to ninth grade parents that they think long and hard about curfews.The social order of high school means that kids largely stay in their grade groups.