The start of high school comes with new academic challenges and an increased expectation of personal responsibility. Grades now matter more than ever as students work toward high school diplomas and for some, college admission.
It’s also a year where friends start changing. Between the change to a new school and a variety of extracurricular activities, you’ll probably start to see some unfamiliar faces as your teen connects with new people.
Encourage your teen to figure out what they love and to try new things. Let them explore their talents and offer encouragement as they look for acceptance. Whether they’re auditioning for choirs, bands, or dramas, trying out for a sports team, or joining an academic team, tune in and rediscover who they’re becoming.
Parenting Your Ninth Grader Phase by Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner
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