Spring is a hectic time in the school year. Many teens have to merge their already busy schedules with seasonal activities, such as spring sports, concerts or plays.
Then there’s planning for events that always come at the end of a school year, such as finals, team and club banquets and parties.
With this kind of schedule, many details could “fall through the cracks.” To help prevent this from happening, encourage your teen to keep a planner, as many adults do, to keep track of their appointments.
First order of business: keeping up with schoolwork. Your teen will have a good start on homework if she has a detailed record of each homework assignment and when it is due.
Some homework-related things to record in the planner:
- Dates of tests and quizzes.
- Pages to be read for homework.
- Days for beginning and final review for tests.
- Study hints and tips.
Also in the planner: dates of events, games, practices and rehearsals. Almost without fail, some dates are going to overlap, creating a crazy schedule for your teen on certain days.
You’ll both be better able to deal with these days if you know far in advance when they are going to be.
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