In my motherly journey of college preparations, I have felt a little overwhelmed and proud. I lead the way for my son to volunteer in the community and to give back from his heart. Even so, those kind gestures turned into logging so that there is a track that the outreach can be reviewed to prove legit. Legit for what? College applications and scholarships. I am grateful to have received the heads up to log, and I understand (now more than ever) that these are the things that most major scholarships are looking for, nonetheless, it feels hypocritical.
One of the biggest downfalls we can get twisted in is comparing our student to another’s achievements. Pay attention to what your kid is capable of and strategize to help keep them stay focused. Don’t hesitate to encourage them beyond their comfort level, but know when enough is enough. Although I never had to push my son, I taught him accountability in everything in life, and that includes courses. I believe that if you’re going to take challenging classes, you have to dedicate yourself and do the best you can. It is part of being responsible. You often hear, “It’s all about the big picture.” Sometimes, it’s just about making it through a semester.
I have known for quite some time now that my senior is smarter than me, but PowerSchool updates are quick to remind me.
The roles of wearing the red suit as Santa, the imaginary tutu as the Tooth Fairy, and a cotton tail as the Easter Bunny may be over but the many hats of being a parent is the costume that never goes out of style.
This year is more than just senior year, it’s the biggest step for many of those tiny babies we brought home, not so long ago, to learn how to function without moms/dads just a room away. As always, parents get involved and stay involved.
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