You can discuss how things are going so far, and talk about new goals if appropriate.
First, get feedback:
• How does your child think he is doing in his classes? Does he think his class work will help him meet his goals?
• What would he like to learn in high school? What activities would he like to pursue? What can he do now to get on the right path?
• How is his life outside school? Is he happy with the way he spends his free time?
• What does he dream about doing someday?
After your child has his say, it’s your turn:
• Keep expectations high. Let him know you expect him to do his best.
• Stay realistic. Most children are strong in some subjects, not so strong in others. It may not be appropriate, for example, to expect him to come up two letter grades in a subject he’s been struggling with.
• Let him know that you plan to support him on the goals you come up with together.
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