THE HERO I N S I DE R
www. yol of sky l aw. com (305) 702-8250 SEPTEMBER 2018
Here comes the fall. Leaves change colors, (we pretend that happens in South Florida), college football starts, and suddenly 2018 seems shorter. The summer was an exciting time, between reorganizing a client’s business and attending WealthCounsel’s 2018 Symposium. While there, I learned from some of the best in the business. The fall though is famous for bringing families’ focus back to education. Kids are still getting used to the new workload, whether in middle school or kindergarten. I can remember the academic rude awakening that was freshman year at the University of Illinois. For us, education is a continuous, lifelong process. We instituted a professional reading program at the firm last year. Coming soon, we’re launching a new community education initiative. We are creating a “Good Books” page on our website where you can participate in or start developing your own reading program. Also, 100 percent of the proceeds from any books purchased through our program will be donated to a local charity!
HOMEWORKHELP 5 Ways to Support Great Study Habits in Your High Schooler
From homecoming dances and Friday night football games to hours spent playing Block Dude on your TI-84 graphing calculator, high school is sure to leave you with plenty of fond memories. But no matter what kind of student you were, we’re willing to bet you aren’t too nostalgic for all the time and energy spent on nightly homework assignments. Still, if you’re the parent of a high schooler, you should consider spending a little time helping your student hit the books. This is easier said than done. When your kids are young, helping them with their education can be as simple as having them read aloud to you. But homework gets significantly more challenging in the high school years. You’d be forgiven for not being able to answer your student’s questions about calculus, mitosis, or the meaning of a Shakespearean monologue. However, there are many great direct and indirect ways you can help your high schooler study effectively. SET A SCHEDULE. First and foremost, you should help your high schooler set aside clear blocks of time for homework and studying. This will help your child establish a routine, which leaves less time for hemming and hawing before getting started. It can also prevent your student from putting off long-term assignments until the last minute, resulting in less stress and a better night’s sleep before a big test or presentation. The great thing about setting a schedule is that it is a teachable moment in itself. Consider letting your high schooler be the one to plan out the details of their schedule. Giving them this responsibility will underscore multiple organizational skills, including the importance of planning ahead and setting attainable goals. They may find that they didn’t set aside enough
Have a wonderful
month and keep being a hero to your family.
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