In many ways, today's high school student looks very similar to the high school student of my generation (the 80's - yikes!). They still try to fit in. They compare. They don't think ahead. There is a lot of insecurity. There are cliques. And they think mom and dad are dorks. It is what it is.
However, there are many differences as well. One of those main differences is the amount of opportunities at their fingertips when it comes to a teen's future and interests. At the click of button, the world is their oyster. They have a lot of things coming at them, and it's harder for them to digest it all in a healthy way. And the speed at which it's hitting them is crazy! It's become much more difficult to manage competing interests and prioritize what's important.
In today's podcast, Marc Williams discusses the role of education and parents when it comes to helping our teens manage all their opportunities. He will also help us with our focus when it comes to helping our kids think about their future. Marc has been in education for many years, and he is currently a teacher at Fishers High School (my kid's high school!). Marc's knowledge of the high school student and how education needs to prepare them for the future is vast. In addition, you will also hear how Marc is a man of many talents. Let's just say he knows how to handle a microphone very well.
David Roux is an Academic Life Coach for teens and college students from Fishers, IN. For more information, check out www.davidrouxcoaching.com.