As working adults, we recognize the challenge change events can create in our workplaces. Due to our experiences, we are better prepared to help our students as they transition to the changes in education programs.
Your kid may be entering the senior high next school year. But for them to be prepared, you ought to give them some nuggets of advice. A lot has changed in the education landscape here in the Philippines. These changes have become much more pronounced when the government implemented the K-12 program, meaning two more years would be added on the existing high school years. These two additional high school years will be called senior high. The program was designed to equip students with the right knowledge and skills that will be useful should they decide to pursue a career right after graduating senior high.
Maybe your kid has been covered by the program, and they may be entering senior high school this coming school years. As a parent, you may feel stressed about it. Your kid is probably stressed, too. This is why you should be by their side, providing them with some nuggets of wisdom that will help them take on the challenges of the last two years of their high school education. Whether your kid is about to study at a special senior high school in Manila or somewhere abroad, here are some of the pointers that you need to keep in mind.
Remind them that it will be like college
Those who are entering senior high school are supposed to be entering college had the program not been implemented. As such, it is important to remind your kid that senior high school will give them some hints of college, meaning schoolwork’s going to be much more demanding, and there will be more group works than the usual. Remind them that they are going to have a different set of classmates, meaning they will be able to meet new people.
Teach them the value of scheduling
As mentioned, there will be numerous group works, homework, and recitation classes to attend. If your child does not know how to set priorities, they will certainly be overwhelmed. As such, it is important that you teach your child how to pick priorities when everything seems to be number one. Teach them the value of scheduling to make it much easier to monitor their progress and know that they are on the right track as far as assignments are concerned.
Let them pick what they want
There may be a few months before senior high school actually begins. Your kid still has time which track to pick. At this point, do not pressure them. Do not coax them into taking engineering if they do not love math. Likewise, do not force them into taking a course they think will not suit their future plans. Let them decide, and be supportive of their decision.
Encourage them to take a break
Senior high school can be stressful, especially when you are about to deal with lots of new people and adjustments. This is what your kids should understand, and it is also important that your kids know how to cope. This is why you should encourage them to take a break when it is necessary.
Sending your kid to senior high school may make anxious. But it is all right, knowing that you, too, do not exactly have an idea what senior high school has to offer. The best that you can do is to actually trust your child, and ensure that you will be always there to support them.