Middle and secondary school kids have a lot of new things to handle. We’ve talked about managing projects and how to study in previous episodes. Today we’re talking with Jessica Lahey, author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.
We’re talking about some of the big questions to do with motivation, learning and grades that appear in middle school including portals and letting them ask for help. Middle and Secondary school is a big step for us as parents as we learn to let go carefully, thoughtfully and in due time.
This is a good episode for new incoming parents and parents wanting to change their current situation.
Growing Nimble Families podcast encourages the celebration of school age kids traveling through middle childhood
Jessica talks about Middle school and Secondary school students:
- What led you to write a book like this?
- If you have a child that’s not motivated in school should you pay them for better results?
Resource: The opposite of spoiled by Ron Lieber
- How do you show recognition as a parent if your child does really well? ( Honors, A grades, full marks)
- What is Process over product?
- Good questions to ask about good work?
- What a good student/parent-teacher conference looks like.
- What’s the deal should I pay for grades or should I not?
- What parents really need to know that our kids don’t tell us
- What is Autonomy supportive parenting?
- What are two things that we can confidently stop doing ( and it will be much better!)
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