Finishing Strong

Many of the kids are counting down the last days of school. This is exciting but can also be a source of uncertainty and anxiety that spills into school work and relationships. This week in group we will be talking about how to ride that wave of excited energy into the summer without dropping the ball (sorry for mixing metaphors) on important relationships and assignments. 

Here are some tips for home:

1. Have a plan: create a plan with your child for the summer that balance your goals for consistency and structure with their goals for relaxation. 

2. Set short term goals with logical rewards: Your child's timeframe has shortened and so should yours. setting short term goals around maintaining grades or keeping up with chores around the house can keep your kiddo moving forward.

3. Maintain consistency: to a young person, summer vacation feels like a major life transition. Make sure to telegraph to them that expectations about behavior are staying consistent.