This week on HSHSP Ep 66: Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School.
HSHSP Ep 66: Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School
Are you preparing middle schoolers for high school? Are they ready for the rigors of high-school level studies? Feeling stressed about it?
Never fear! HSHSP is here to help. With years of homeschooling middle school AND high school we have discovered a few REALLY helpful tips!
Some parents get SO stressed out about the high school years. They fearfully ask themselves: Can our tween do high-school level academics? Should we make our tween jump ahead to high-school level textbooks?
You know what we tell those parents? WHEN your tween is a teen and is IN high school, they will be developmentally ready for high school academics. While some middle schoolers are advanced academically, most are not. Why push an average-level tween to do super difficult academics? That’s a recipe for burnout!
Rather than push your middle schooler before they are ready for high-school academics, think about this:
One of the surprising things we’ve learned is that high schoolers need life skills and study skills that are a bit more complex than they needed in middle school. If they begin working on those during middle school, they won’t need to play catch up while they are trying to keep up with their academics.
THAT’S important stuff middle schoolers can do to prepare for high school.