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Hey parents (teachers, you might like this one too),
Here’s a quick video I made to break down some of the things you might want to keep in mind as your child enters spring break.
As we know, this is an interesting time of year because the end of the year comes up QUICK, and it’s easy for students to fall further behind.
When kids get too far behind and they can’t recover from it, they have to retake classes and deal with other consequences.
This video should help!
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What’s up, everybody? I’m a little bit thick hair. But spring break is right around the corner again. I got 7 ideas for you. That’ll help your child. Number one understand that they do need a break and they have been going all school year. They legitimately need some time off. I need time to not think about school to really be free to really let loose really relaxed really decompressed really gather themselves again, and to be ready for the final push the school year. Now the final push the school year is pretty hard because usually in April and May there really aren’t any 3 or 4 day weekends or any breaks or anything. It’s a very strong push for most kids. So like I said that you really need this break bad to don’t talk with your kid about school during spring break, except you have to talk to your kids about school over spring break, but don’t just randomly bring it up. All the time is what I’m trying to say, like really intentionally think about when you’re going to talk about it and I do want you to have a heart-to-heart with them. I want you to sit down with them talk about school talk about life like have a time where you really honor it talk it. The final push of the school year, but then when it’s done be done. Okay, if you guys have to work on school stuff during break you no talk about it then but don’t let it linger and and be sprinkled all throughout break. Let them have break let them know when you’re going to have a heavy talk about school and then when it’s done, let it be done and then when you revisit it and give them a warning so that they know it’s coming. So the intention is really that they’re mine can be free. Also the emotional aspect as I always say is so so so important 3 understand the pattern and you got understand how it spring break factors into it in the spring semester students to start with executive function start off the semester strong usually and then a few weeks then things start to fall apart, but it’s hard to see until between week 6 and weeks 8 and then usually something happens when parents realized only. Oh my gosh things are falling apart and then you spend the rest of the semester trying to swim upstream your child’s trying to dig themselves that holes trying to put out fires and trying to catch up on Makeup were trying to manage their current work trying to do their final projects test papers and reading assignments. And then the end of the semester comes up so fast and what did the pattern of course there are consequences in this case when the school year’s over if your child fails classes, they will have to either take summer school or do retakes in the fall or whatever the consequences are but the consequences are not pretty and one of the problems is that kids who struggle with executive function are not realistic about the time and energy that is required in order for them to manage what they have to do for the rest of the semester. Now this is complicated in spring because motivation tanks because of spring fever the weather gets nice all the kids get out this giant burst of energy and they’re even less motivated to to do the school work. Plus they have their normal workload. Plus they have their swimming Upstream workload makeup work. Plus they have their upcoming giant papers exams reading assignments and projects. So with that decrease motivation be this is all they have to manage number for Understand that your child probably won’t get anything done during spring break it is so interesting how we myself included. We think though this is a break your child think so I’ll get caught up on all this work or you think on my child’s going to get caught up on others for the reality of the situation is that is very rare for people to get much done during spring break 5, your child probably does have a lot of makeup work to do and probably a lot of current work to do and prep work to do for the upcoming stuff. So if you are planning on having your child work over break if that’s really the best thing for them. You want to plan it and large chunks of time. You don’t want them to do a little bit every day, please don’t do that. That is not right thing to do a half hour everyday. They’re not even getting anything done in half hour the Burl even getting started. They have to get into the study mode. So I recommend choosing couple days where you choose the two to three-hour large block of time for them to really work on stuff and along with that. I really recommend that you plan your own work with them so Yuko work with During that time so you can work on your own stop your taxes your bills or whatever projects you have going 6 and this point you probably want to email the teachers and say hey what’s coming down the pike? I want to get clarity. Do we have any papers? We have any projects. We have any large reading assignments. Do we have any exams coming up? Is there going to be a rubric? Is there going to be a study guide etcetera? You want to get clarity from the teachers what’s coming up? Because chances are your child is not going to have the clarity you need finally number 7 stay on it. This is the final stretch do not give up your child is going to send you leave me alone. I got this stop bugging me you’re annoying whatever your child says to you to get you to leave him alone. You can leave them alone sometimes but you have to stay on top of the stay on top of looking at their grades down top of getting Clarity from the teacher stay on top of whatever you need to even though they’re going to be resisting your house. Going to want your help. You need to stay on top of this because the consequences are big With that I do. Hope you have a restful awesome fun spring break where you can really enjoy quality time with your child, and I will see you soon. Remember if you like this video, please subscribe on YouTube. Give it a thumbs up, and please share my work with somebody. Have a great day.