3 Suggestions for a Struggling High School Freshman

By Adama Barrow

1. Take a breath. (Mountains of homework)

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Students in their first year of high school could feel the workload to be too much. The battle only gets tougher from there if you’re returning!  Teachers assign several types of tasks using specific systems. It’s very normal to feel lost at first. You can keep things in order in a way that works for you and stay ahead of the game. Try to keep a schedule or to-do list. Try adding everything to your Google Calendar as an alternative. Try different ones until you find one that works for you if those don’t. There are bullies in every school. People who, through no fault of your own, might make fun of you for anything they can get their hands on. To begin with, ignore them until they start to get bored. This does not constantly stop things, though. Please get in touch with an adult if you feel unsafe and need help. There is also no shame in pointing out when someone is going too far.

2. Set realistic expectations

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“It’s crucial to have reasonable expectations.” Parents should discuss high school goals and post-high school plans with their teenagers. It’s crucial to focus on encouraging kids to give their all in both their academic and personal endeavors. Educate students about development attitudes. Put effort before greatness. Invite the class to attempt it again. Extend love that is unwavering. Establish challenging yet doable goals. Determine the root of a bad grade.  Set a good example. The growth attitude, in my opinion, does require the proper instructor mentoring. For students to constantly know what to do next, teachers should also demonstrate to them that there is a realistic road to achievement.

3. Battling bullies

High school bullying is a serious problem in this country, but it is also one of the most misunderstood types of bullying. This is due, in part, to the fact that bullying in high school can take more subtle forms than the pushing and shoving typical of middle and junior high bullies, as well as the fact that as students get older, they become less likely to report bullying. All of this adds up to a significant and very serious problem. According to recent data, bullying causes 160,000 high school students to miss school each day. Furthermore, one out of every ten teenagers drop out of school.

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