Insights Into Teens: Episode 111 “Challenges of High School”

This week we’re talking about the challenges our teens face when transitioning to high school. We’ll take a look at some of the differences between middle school and high school. We’ll talk about the higher expectations placed on our kids academically, socially and personally. We’ll look at a few specific areas to be aware of including time management and study skills, self advocacy and the all important school/life balance. Finally we’ll discuss some suggestions on how to make the transition and their time in high school a success.

Show Notes

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  • [INTRODUCTIONS]
    • Insights Into Teens: Episode 111 “Challenges of High School”
    • My compassionate and understanding co-host Madison Whalen
       
  • [Summary]
    • This week we’re talking about the challenges our teens face when transitioning to highschool. We’ll take a look at some of the differences between middle school and highschool. We’ll talk about the higher expectations placed on our kids academically, socially and personally. We’ll look at a few specific areas to be aware of including time management and study skills, self advocacy and the all important school/life balance. Finally we’ll discuss some suggestions on how to make the transition and their time in high school a success.
  • [Show Plugs]

[TRANSITION]

   [SEGMENT 1] 

New Challenges Kids Face in High School

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/choosing-starting-school/moving-up/high-school-challenges-for-kids-with-learning-and-thinking-differences

https://u.org/3hUZXVH

  • High school places more emphasis on getting good grades and requires more homework than ever before.
  • High-schoolers need to manage time well, stay organized and take good notes.
  • In high school, self-advocacy becomes more important than ever for kids with learning and thinking differences.
  • The transition from middle school to high school can be stressful for all teens. 
  • Academic expectations increase, and socializing and extracurricular activities become more important, especially if your child is heading to college.
  • Some of these expectations can create unique obstacles for kids with learning and thinking differences. 

Bigger School and Age Differences

  • One challenge for high-schoolers is adjusting to a new learning environment. 
    • The school itself is likely to be larger and have more students than middle school did. 
    • While your child may have had practice with switching classrooms between classes in middle school, navigating an even larger school can be tough
    • She won’t only have to keep track of time and know the best path between classes, but she may have to plan a trip to get materials from her locker, too. 
    • And high schools often use schedules that vary from day to day.
  • There’s also a shift in class makeup. 
    • In middle school, your child had different teachers for different subjects. But for the most part, she probably was in classes with other students in the same grade. 
    • In high school, her classes are more likely to have students from a variety of grade levels.
    • These age differences can be tricky for kids who struggle with social skills or who are less mature than their peers. 
  • Your child may be exposed to risky behaviors in a way she wasn’t before and feel pressure to fit in.
    • This can be especially difficult for kids with ADHD. 
    • And it can be hard to get used to for kids who have trouble following social cues or self-advocating.

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[SEGMENT 2]

Time Management and Study Skills

  • Staying organized enough to get everything done can also be a struggle in high school. 
    • Various learning and thinking differences can cause trouble with time management. 
    • In-class work can be hard for teens who struggle with taking notes. 
    • They may not be sure what they need to write down. 
    • Or they may struggle to keep up with what the teacher is saying. 
    • Specific note-taking strategies can help, along with note-taking apps.
  • With more work and tests, your child also needs to have strong study skills. 
    • She may have assignments in different classes with the same deadline. 
    • It may be helpful for her to learn strategies to study for tests and try studying in ways that complement her learning strengths.

Self-Advocacy

  • In high school, self-advocacy is a big focus for kids with learning and thinking differences—and not just with peers. 
  • As the expectation to be an independent learner grows, your child will need to start playing a bigger role in her education.
  • Asking questions, seeking help and speaking up about her needs become increasingly important. 
  • She may be expected to understand and discuss her learning differences and start asking for the accommodations she needs.
  • But that can feel overwhelming for some kids. 
  • It’s important to find ways to self-advocate that let her feel comfortable.

School-Life Balance

  • After School activities or a job can make staying on top of things even more complicated
  • Both are great ways to make friends. 
  • They’re also a great way for your child to explore her interests and find things she loves to do. 
  • But because they take up time, jobs and activities can make it hard to get everything else done. 
  • For some kids, it’s also a reason to avoid doing schoolwork that’s challenging.
  • If it seems like too much for her, she may want to volunteer instead. 
  • And if you’re not sure she’s ready for a job, you can begin by working on job readiness skills at home.

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[SEGMENT 3] 

Ways to Help Your High-Schooler

  • It may take some time for your child to get used to high school. 
  • It may also take some time for you to get used to having a child in high school. 
  • The staff may not try to get to know parents as much as you’d like or are used to. 
  • There may be different rules than there were at your child’s middle school. 
  • And policies around tardiness, electronics use and absences may be adhered to more strictly.
  • That’s why it’s important to know how to contact your child’s teachers. 
  • Download and fill out a contact sheet, and see an example of an effective email to a teacher. 
  • Explore conversation starters to use with teachers. 
  • And find ways to talk to teachers about specific learning and thinking differences.
  • High school can be an exciting but challenging time. 
  • By staying in the loop with your child and her teachers, you can help her overcome challenges and find success.

Key Takeaways

  • Encourage your teen to have good study habits and help her keep track of when assignments are due.
  • Kids in high school need to stay motivated and get their work done on time, even if they’re involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Learning how to speak up for themselves can build confidence and keep kids from feeling overwhelmed.

[TRANSITION]

[OUTRO AND CREDITS]

Transcription

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welcome to insights into teens a podcast

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series exploring the issues and

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challenges of today’s youth

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of the teenage years

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welcome to insights into teens this is

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episode

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111 challenges of high school

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i’m your host joseph whalen and my

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compassionate

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and understanding co-host madison whalen

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hi everyone

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how you doing today maddie i’m doing all

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right how about you

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doing okay another hot one today um

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like this weather’s really starting to

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get crazy now we were at

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what 90 on the weekend then we went to

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  1. now we’re at 90 again we’re supposed

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to go to 60 tomorrow this is just

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crazy weather yep so how was your week

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so far

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it’s been all right i’ve had a few

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quizzes so far um nothing too crazy

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going on

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yeah you’re getting quizzes and tests

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like crazy we coming up on the end of

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the marking period maybe

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yeah that’s probably it yeah that’s a

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good time for it

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but that’s not what we’re talking about

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today we’re talking about the

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challenges of high school uh this week

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we’re going to talk about the challenges

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our teens

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face when transitioning to high school

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we’ll take a look at some of the

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differences between middle school and

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high school

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we’ll talk about the higher expectations

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placed on our kids academically

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socially and personally we’ll look at a

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few specific areas to be aware of

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including time management

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and study skills self-advocacy and the

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all-important school life balance

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finally we’ll discuss some suggestions

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on how to make the transition

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and their time in high school a success

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so the first thing we’re going to talk

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about is

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the new challenges that kids face

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in high school and the research for this

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segment

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came from understood.org a new site we

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haven’t used in the past

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they talk about high school and how high

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school places more emphasis on getting

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good grades and requires more homework

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than ever before

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high schoolers need to manage their time

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well stay organized and take good notes

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and in high school self-advocacy becomes

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more important than ever for kids with

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learning and thinking differences but

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for kids in general self-advocacy is

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important

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the transition from middle school to

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high school can be a stressful time for

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all teens

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academic expectations increase and

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socializing and extracurricular

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activities become more important

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especially if

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your child is heading to college some of

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these expectations can create unique

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obstacles for kids with learning and

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thinking differences which

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we’re very fortunate that you don’t fall

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into that category but

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there are a lot of kids out there that

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that do so they might find some of this

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information

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helpful so uh let’s

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talk about what some of the uh

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issues with bigger school and age

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differences are why don’t you why don’t

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you start us

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off with that so one challenge for high

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schoolers is adjusting to

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a new learning environment the school

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itself is likely to be larger and have

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more students than middle school did

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while your child may have had practice

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with switching classrooms between

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classes and middle school navigating an

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even longer school can be tough

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she won’t only have to keep track of

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time and know the best path between

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classes

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but she may have to plan a trip to get

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materials from her locker too

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and high schools can often use schedules

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that vary from day to day

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so you’ve been exposed to a certain

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extent to the layout of the high school

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that you’re going into correct

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is it significantly larger than your

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middle school

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how how is it how does it differ from

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layout and size

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i’d say it is extremely larger than my

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middle school

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its top floor is much larger it has an

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auditorium that’s larger than our

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lunchroom and

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gym room combined they have two gym

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rooms

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it’s madness to be honest madness i have

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to be honest with that

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so do you feel any sense of anxiety

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trying to contemplate how you’re going

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to navigate that environment

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yeah definitely um when we were doing

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the one tour

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like i was surprised at how large the

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school was and we only went through

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part of it honestly i’m

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very terrified for switching

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the classes because in middle school

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yes the school was kind of big but it’s

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way smaller

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it’s way smaller than the middle school

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and well if i remember correctly when

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you first went into middle school you

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had a lot of anxiety about switching

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classes because you were afraid you’d

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get

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to your classes late and after the first

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couple of days or a week or so i think

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you kind of got the gist of it and you

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had it down to a system

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um do you fear that you’re gonna go

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through all that again in high school or

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do you think you’ll be able to work it

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out

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i probably i i do fear that i’m gonna go

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through that in high school

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because it’s a much larger school and i

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don’t know how much time i have to get

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to my classes

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i’m guessing around two minutes which

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isn’t a lot of time when you’re

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navigating a giant school

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well and i’m sure that they’ll arrange

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your classes in such a way that you

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won’t have

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too much of a problem getting back and

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forth to your different classes

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i hope so the next thing they talk about

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is

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there’s often a shift in your class

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makeup

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so in middle school your child had a

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diff had different teachers for

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different subjects

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but for the most part she probably was

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in the same classes

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as other students in the same grade in

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high school her classes are

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more likely to have students from a

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variety of grade levels

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and you’ll probably see that more often

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as you progress through high school than

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at the lower

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lower grades these age differences can

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be tricky for kids who struggle with

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school

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social skills or who are less mature

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than their peers

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now the one advantage you have right now

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uh because you’re joining marching band

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is you’re getting some exposure to

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the students that are at the high school

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and and our upperclassmen now

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do you have any particular anxiety about

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associating with upperclassmen if they

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wind up in some of your classes

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yeah probably um i’m that type of person

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who

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likes being the big fish in a little

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pond and doesn’t really enjoy being a

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little fish in a big pond

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basically i prefer being around younger

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people than people who are older than me

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like if they’re older to me to a point

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where i think they’re an adult

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then that’s fine but if they’re older

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than me

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yet they’re still around the same age

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i have diff like i get intimidated by

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them now have you had situations where

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you’ve interacted with upperclassmen now

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through marching band that are that

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might be helping you get through those

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types of situations i mean a little bit

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um

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the first two instances the first two

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times i went into marching band practice

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i was with some of the one

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i was with some of them and i’ve mainly

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been interacting with the

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uh upperclassmen who played trumpets

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um but um actually this

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yesterday when we had done um the

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practice they actually separated all the

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new

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people from the people who were who were

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returning

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because one of the reasons was because

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the returning people were doing

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had to prepare for a parade right um

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but it was also so that because

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we were pretty intimidated but a lot of

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us were intimidated by the older kids

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so we kind of you know just

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so they put us apart so that we would at

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least

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feel more comfortable doing the visuals

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right and chances are

0:10:13.680,0:10:16.560
your first year in high school you’re

0:10:15.279,0:10:17.760
probably not going to have too many

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classes

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with people outside of your age group

0:10:20.720,0:10:23.440
it’ll probably be

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fairly straightforward you might have a

0:10:23.440,0:10:27.760
couple especially extracurricular stuff

0:10:25.600,0:10:30.320
like the band and stuff like that

0:10:27.760,0:10:31.760
um but i i think you’ll have a chance to

0:10:30.320,0:10:35.600
get acclimated to

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the differences in the class makeup

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what’s the what’s the last point that we

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have so your child may be exposed to

0:10:40.000,0:10:42.800
risky behaviors in a way she wasn’t

0:10:42.240,0:10:45.200
before

0:10:42.800,0:10:48.399
and feel pressured to fit in this can be

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especially difficult for kids with adhd

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and it can be hard to get used to

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and it can be hard to get used to for

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kids who have trouble following social

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cues

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or self advocating so

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do you understand what they mean by self

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advocating

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not really so when they talk about self

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advocating they basically mean speaking

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up for yourself

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okay um there’s different ways that you

0:11:14.240,0:11:19.200
can do that

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there are socially acceptable ways to do

0:11:19.200,0:11:22.399
it

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i think you’re aware of some of the kids

0:11:22.399,0:11:25.519
that

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self-advocate in a way that make them

0:11:25.519,0:11:28.959
kind of annoying

0:11:26.560,0:11:30.959
you know those kids that are attention

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hogs and always need to be the center of

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attention

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then you have those other kids who are

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the quiet ones

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and they don’t speak up they don’t might

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not raise their hand

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they might be shy they might not be

0:11:41.279,0:11:45.200
comfortable

0:11:42.480,0:11:46.320
interacting in the classroom those are

0:11:45.200,0:11:48.720
the ones that need to self

0:11:46.320,0:11:49.600
advocate more and this is something

0:11:48.720,0:11:52.720
where the

0:11:49.600,0:11:54.560
high school is getting you prepared for

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moving on to college and we’ve talked

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about this all flying you and i

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high school itself is is a dress

0:11:58.880,0:12:03.200
rehearsal for college for the most part

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whether or not that’s fair to the

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students or not

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is is up for debate because not all the

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kids that are going to go to your high

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school are going to wind up going to

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college

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and a lot of the coaching

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and the social

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norms that they try to instill are

0:12:22.399,0:12:26.240
really there to to get you prepared for

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college

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so emphasizing self-advocacy

0:12:29.839,0:12:33.120
will help you when you go to college

0:12:32.399,0:12:34.639
because

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when you go to college you’re not going

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to have the same kind of

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one-on-one interaction with your

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teachers or your professors in college

0:12:41.839,0:12:45.120
that you have in high school a lot of

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times the

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the teachers are basically there to

0:12:46.800,0:12:50.800
lecture hand out assignments and grade

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the assignments that you can

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back in the idea is in college you’re

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learning to be

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a fully functional adult in the real

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world

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where you don’t have somebody holding

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your hand or wiping your nose all the

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time for you you have to learn to stand

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on your own

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a lot of times high school is trying to

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do that for you they’re trying to

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to get you to the point where

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if you have a question you’re going to

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ask the question you’re not going to

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wait for the guy next to you to raise

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his hand and ask the question to get the

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answer

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if you don’t understand something you

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need to speak up for yourself

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if you’re not if you can’t hear well

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where you’re at you need to speak up

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it’s basically you

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looking out for yourself and you doing

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what you

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need to do to to provide for your

0:13:37.519,0:13:41.079
education when you’re in high school

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that’s what we talk about with

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self-advocacy

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so they’re talking about risky behaviors

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here

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and the sense of peer pressure

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so if all of your friends are

0:13:53.760,0:13:58.800
smoking and you want to fit in and

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they’re going to make you feel as though

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you need to

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take a cigarette and and light it up in

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smoke too or you’re not going to fit in

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that’s the kind of risky behavior

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they’re talking about yeah i was kind of

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figuring that

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right you know it’s just stuff that

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mob mentality type stuff where if you

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have to go along with

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everybody in the group you know think

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about what you’re doing and

0:14:20.000,0:14:23.680
make the right choices you you don’t

0:14:22.000,0:14:26.000
want to

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do something for the sake of fitting in

0:14:26.000,0:14:29.760
that you know

0:14:26.720,0:14:30.079
is wrong so that’s that’s one of the

0:14:29.760,0:14:31.760
things

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that they caution you here to look out

0:14:31.760,0:14:37.199
for

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um i think that was all we had for our

0:14:37.199,0:14:41.760
introductory segment here i think we

0:14:39.920,0:14:43.040
kind of have a firm grasp on what we’re

0:14:41.760,0:14:44.560
looking at

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let’s take a quick break and we’ll come

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back and we’re going to talk about time

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management and study skills when we come

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back

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welcome back to insights in this teens

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today we’re talking about the challenges

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of going into high school one of the

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biggest challenges and we’ve talked

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about this

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numerous times is time management and

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study skills

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staying organized enough to get

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everything done

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can also be a struggle in high school

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various learning and thinking

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differences can

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cause trouble with time management in

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class work

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can be hard for teens who struggle with

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taking notes

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they may not be sure what they need to

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write down

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or they may struggle to keep up with

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what the teacher is saying

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specific note-taking strategies can help

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along with note-taking

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apps now i you know i take notes

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constantly at work on

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conference calls and in meetings and and

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stuff like that

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and i use onenote there’s evernote

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there’s various other note-taking

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applications

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one of the other techniques that you’ll

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find used more in

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in college i think than high school is

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recording the uh lectures that your

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teachers give

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and you can get a fairly inexpensive

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digital

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recorder these days that will allow you

0:17:13.280,0:17:16.079
to record

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you know the the conversation that

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happens in the room there you just

0:17:17.520,0:17:20.400
probably want to make sure that the

0:17:18.640,0:17:21.679
teacher is okay with that before you do

0:17:20.400,0:17:23.760
it

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what that will allow you to do is is

0:17:23.760,0:17:27.679
afterwards you can go back

0:17:25.199,0:17:29.120
and replay certain parts of that to make

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sure that you did get everything that

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you needed there and go back and take

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notes and reinforce your notes based off

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of

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the recordings that you take i used to

0:17:36.000,0:17:40.080
do that all the time i do that in

0:17:37.520,0:17:43.120
meetings now so i can go back and

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and look at where my notes are

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one of the advantages or one of the

0:17:44.799,0:17:51.600
features in onenote

0:17:47.120,0:17:54.160
is if you record the audio while you’re

0:17:51.600,0:17:54.880
taking notes it will actually annotate

0:17:54.160,0:17:57.280
the notes

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as you play through the audio so you can

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see where you were at the time so it’s

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very good to

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keep track of your thoughts that way

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with with more work and tests your child

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also needs to have strong study skills

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she may have assignments in different

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classes with the same deadline

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it may be helpful to learn strategies to

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study for tests

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and try studying in ways that complement

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her learning strength so that’s one of

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the things we’re probably going to have

0:18:21.600,0:18:25.280
to do

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is change the way that you study

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right now when you have tests or quizzes

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coming up you and i tend to go over the

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stuff and study it

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and i try to challenge you in ways i

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don’t i don’t just read down the study

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material

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i ask you questions in different manners

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instead of giving you the question i’ll

0:18:41.679,0:18:44.320
give you the answer and you give me the

0:18:43.120,0:18:46.320
question

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these are all different study techniques

0:18:46.320,0:18:50.400
to help you remember

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things better if i can ask you the

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question and get the answer

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then i should be able to give you the

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answer and get the question

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the same way and after a couple of

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iterations it works and it sticks in

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your mind that way so

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we’ll probably have to explore some of

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those different study techniques as

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as we go through high school okay what

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else do we have

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next up is self-advocacy in high school

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self-advocacy is a big focus for kids

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with learning and thinking differences

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and not just with peers

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as the exp as the expectation to be an

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independent learner grows your child

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will need to start playing

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playing a bigger role in her education

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asking questions seeking help and

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speaking up about her needs become

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increasingly important

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she may be expected to understand and

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discuss her learning differences and

0:19:41.919,0:19:46.960
start asking for the

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accommodation she needs but that can

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feel overwhelming for some kids

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it’s important to find ways to

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self-advocate

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and let her feel comfortable and what

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they’re kind of

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referring to here is that if you do have

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certain learning

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needs that aren’t being met the the

0:20:03.600,0:20:06.559
first one that comes to mind for me and

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and

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it doesn’t necessarily have to be a

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learning disability

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it could just be you might be sitting

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someplace where you can’t hear the

0:20:12.960,0:20:16.720
teacher talk

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so you might need to have your seat move

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you may not be able to see

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uh the presentation of the whiteboard

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you may need to move for that

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so that’s some of the things that that

0:20:24.799,0:20:28.559
everyday

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students can encounter but there are

0:20:28.559,0:20:32.000
students out there that need a little

0:20:29.919,0:20:33.600
extra help you could be dyslexic

0:20:32.000,0:20:35.120
i have a friend of mine whose son is

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dyslexic and there’s

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special learning techniques for the kids

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who are dyslexic and

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and when they look at letters the

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letters themselves get jumbled

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so there’s different learning techniques

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they have there’s different tools that

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they have to help out

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kids that are in that situation we

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already mentioned

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attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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there’s different learning techniques

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for that as well

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you know a lot of times adhd is treated

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medically but there are methodologies

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that teachers are aware of today that

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will help

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kids who suffer from adhd to learn

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better

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without having to resort to or in

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addition

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maybe in addition to you know medical

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uh treatment for it so the self-advocacy

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is the

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is basically you making sure that that

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you have the tools that you need

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and mommy and daddy can’t help you with

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that because we’re not in the classroom

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we don’t see these

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issues that you’re running into and a

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lot of times

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kids tend to think it’s them

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you know oh i don’t understand what the

0:21:42.080,0:21:46.960
teacher’s saying i’m dumb well it’s not

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that maybe it’s not being explained in a

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way that you understand

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a lot of times you’ll find if you don’t

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understand it

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other kids don’t understand it and i

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think you’ve encountered that to a

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certain extent uh

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this year with the remote learning where

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you know

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you’ve had situations where you were

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given an assignment

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the teacher explained it but you didn’t

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understand it and it turned out other

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kids why don’t you give us an example of

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that

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um

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i think one happened in your math class

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at one point didn’t it

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yeah i think so um

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i can’t think of a specific hang on

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because i remember there was there was

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one instance where

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you came to me worried that you didn’t

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understand and there was a quiz coming

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up

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and the teacher had a special session

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after that you remember that one oh yeah

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i remember it was like

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i remember that i was having difficulty

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um

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with like i think i don’t know if it was

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like

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the i think it was the test review

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because i’d kind of done poorly on it

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and like i was like so scared and i was

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so upset and like

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i was i just realized i did so bad and

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like i had asked her if i could like

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if there was a way that i could like do

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have like a star a better study session

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and apparently

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so many other kids did poorly that she

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ended up

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having an entire day where we had a

0:23:20.240,0:23:23.679
conference going over

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everything right that’s one of those

0:23:23.679,0:23:28.880
situations where had you not spoken up

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or a couple other kids not spoken up

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everyone would have suffered from it so

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from a self-advocacy standpoint when

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there’s a situation where you don’t feel

0:23:35.440,0:23:38.320
you’re getting the

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instruction that you need or the way

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that you need it

0:23:39.840,0:23:43.520
you speaking up not only helps you but

0:23:41.919,0:23:45.679
it has the potential for helping

0:23:43.520,0:23:47.679
other students that are in the same boat

0:23:45.679,0:23:48.559
who might not feel comfortable speaking

0:23:47.679,0:23:51.919
up

0:23:48.559,0:23:53.679
so self-advocacy self-advocacy

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is very important it’s also very hard to

0:23:53.679,0:23:57.760
say apparently

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yeah so the next thing they talk about

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is the school life

0:23:59.120,0:24:04.240
balance after school activities or a job

0:24:02.159,0:24:07.120
can make staying on top of things

0:24:04.240,0:24:08.880
even more complicated both are great

0:24:07.120,0:24:10.960
ways to make friends

0:24:08.880,0:24:13.120
they’re also a great way for your child

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to explore her interests

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and find things she loves to do

0:24:16.400,0:24:21.520
but because they take take up time jobs

0:24:19.279,0:24:24.320
and activities can make it hard to get

0:24:21.520,0:24:26.240
everything else done for some kids it’s

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also a reason for avoiding

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doing schoolwork that’s challenging if

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it seems like

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too much for her she may want to

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volunteer

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instead and i think by saying that

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they’re saying that the

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expectations on you as a volunteer are

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much less than if it’s

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a club you signed up for or a job that

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you actually take

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and if you’re not sure she’s ready for a

0:24:47.520,0:24:51.039
job you can begin by working on job

0:24:49.840,0:24:53.440
readiness skills

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at home so this is one of those things

0:24:53.440,0:24:57.679
and and i can

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kind of speak from experience that

0:24:57.679,0:25:02.000
when i was in high school for several

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years in high school i was working a job

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i wasn’t working

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full-time obviously but i would work a

0:25:06.559,0:25:10.080
retail job

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i would start at you know three o’clock

0:25:10.080,0:25:14.080
or whatever time i

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got done school i got home i got changed

0:25:14.080,0:25:19.360
went to work and i would work until nine

0:25:16.720,0:25:21.360
and i would do that a few days a week

0:25:19.360,0:25:24.400
and it was a great way to

0:25:21.360,0:25:26.320
learn because i was working in a

0:25:24.400,0:25:29.279
an industry in a field that i wanted to

0:25:26.320,0:25:31.120
work in with electronics and computers

0:25:29.279,0:25:32.320
it was a good way to make money i met a

0:25:31.120,0:25:34.799
lot of people it was

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fun i enjoyed the work but it put a lot

0:25:34.799,0:25:37.440
of demands on me i didn’t do a lot of

0:25:36.400,0:25:40.720
extracurricular

0:25:37.440,0:25:41.279
stuff from that point i had already hurt

0:25:40.720,0:25:42.720
my

0:25:41.279,0:25:44.000
ankles so i couldn’t play football

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anymore so that was kind of out the

0:25:44.000,0:25:47.760
window

0:25:45.360,0:25:49.360
but academically there were some

0:25:47.760,0:25:50.159
challenges that i had to deal with and i

0:25:49.360,0:25:52.559
had to

0:25:50.159,0:25:54.080
adjust my study schedules because if

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you’re

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working from the time you leave school

0:25:55.760,0:25:59.840
until nine o’clock when it’s almost time

0:25:58.480,0:26:00.400
to go to bed there’s not a lot of time

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to

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study or do homework some of it was

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uh working a study hall into my

0:26:06.799,0:26:10.799
my school schedule so i wound up having

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a second period

0:26:10.799,0:26:14.240
study hall there so i could get

0:26:12.320,0:26:16.480
assignments done during that or i could

0:26:14.240,0:26:18.640
study for tests for that

0:26:16.480,0:26:20.720
um but there’s different things

0:26:18.640,0:26:21.200
different compromises that you have to

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make

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in order to make that balance work the

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idea of

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you know being in school and only doing

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academic stuff is really not what

0:26:30.320,0:26:35.919
anyone’s searching for

0:26:32.480,0:26:37.279
oh you’re in marching band so that’s

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something that’s going to take some time

0:26:37.279,0:26:40.240
what what kind of demands on your

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schedule do you think

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marching band is going to have well on

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i think that until november on

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on tuesdays at 6 00 to 8 30

0:26:52.960,0:26:59.200
i’m pm i’m doing marching band practice

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and more than likely i’m also going to

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have

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um competitions that i’m going to and

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there’s probably going to be a bunch of

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other stuff that i haven’t encountered

0:27:05.679,0:27:09.120
just

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yet so now your competitions are they

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during the week are they on the weekend

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i think

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i believe they’re supposed to be on the

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weekends i don’t really know too much

0:27:16.720,0:27:21.440
um okay so that’s one extracurricular

0:27:19.919,0:27:23.039
activity that you’re doing

0:27:21.440,0:27:25.200
was there anything else that you were

0:27:23.039,0:27:28.240
looking at uh

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so far or just that um

0:27:28.240,0:27:31.840
i was also planning on doing concert

0:27:30.399,0:27:35.279
band hopefully

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um so and that’s probably i think

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last all year so um

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i’ll probably do that well well because

0:27:41.760,0:27:47.919
marching band only lasts until november

0:27:45.360,0:27:49.760
um but i think contraband lasts all year

0:27:47.919,0:27:53.120
now is cut does concert band have

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after school activities i’m not entirely

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sure i still

0:27:54.399,0:27:58.159
have very little information okay so

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you’ll probably have at least two

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concerts

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that are after school they may come with

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rehearsals i know when i was in high

0:28:05.279,0:28:10.799
school i was in choir and we did

0:28:07.679,0:28:11.520
after school rehearsals a few times so

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that’s that’s

0:28:11.520,0:28:14.480
certainly a potential and there may be

0:28:12.880,0:28:16.000
other clubs that you decide you want to

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get involved with

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it’s just a matter of making sure we we

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balance everything out and know what’s

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what the priorities are right

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talk about ways to help your high

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of high school

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about ways to help your high schooler

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it may take some time for your child to

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get used to high school

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it may also take some time for you to

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get used to having a child in high

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school

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these the staff may not

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try to get to know parents as much as

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you’d like

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or or are used to there are many

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different rules

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than there were at your child’s middle

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school and policies around

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tardiness electronics electronics use

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and absences may be adhered

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to more strictly that’s why it’s

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important to know how to contact your

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child’s teachers

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download and fill out a contact sheet

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explore conversation starters to use

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specific learning and thinking

0:30:44.399,0:30:47.520
differences

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high school can be an exciting but

0:30:47.520,0:30:51.279
challenging time

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by staying in the loop with your child

0:30:51.279,0:30:54.640
and your teachers

0:30:52.480,0:30:56.159
you can help her overcome challenges and

0:30:54.640,0:30:59.200
find success

0:30:56.159,0:31:00.799
yeah this this kind of points out

0:30:59.200,0:31:02.960
another interesting aspect that we

0:31:00.799,0:31:04.640
haven’t talked about yet and that’s

0:31:02.960,0:31:06.240
how does high school change for the

0:31:04.640,0:31:07.679
parents so

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high school’s going to change because

0:31:07.679,0:31:10.720
your your teachers aren’t as hands-on as

0:31:09.760,0:31:14.080
they are now

0:31:10.720,0:31:16.000
in middle school in the lower grades um

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you know i mean we still keep in touch

0:31:16.000,0:31:21.200
with uh some of your teachers

0:31:18.480,0:31:22.640
mommy fortunately was was friends with

0:31:21.200,0:31:25.120
one of them but

0:31:22.640,0:31:27.200
there’s one particular teacher that you

0:31:25.120,0:31:28.000
talked to not that long ago from your

0:31:27.200,0:31:32.240
grade school

0:31:28.000,0:31:35.039
time you’re not going to get that kind

0:31:32.240,0:31:36.960
of treatment probably in high school

0:31:35.039,0:31:38.159
and that’s simply because the volume of

0:31:36.960,0:31:41.039
students that the

0:31:38.159,0:31:42.399
teachers have to work with not only are

0:31:41.039,0:31:45.440
the teachers trying to

0:31:42.399,0:31:46.000
get you prepared for college they deal

0:31:45.440,0:31:48.720
with a lot

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of a lot of students a lot more than

0:31:48.720,0:31:54.000
than most of your other teachers do

0:31:51.200,0:31:54.799
so for us to have direct contact with

0:31:54.000,0:31:56.320
your teacher

0:31:54.799,0:31:58.080
as your parents we need to be a little

0:31:56.320,0:32:01.279
bit more prepared for that

0:31:58.080,0:32:02.799
we need to understand that

0:32:01.279,0:32:05.120
we’re not going to be getting progress

0:32:02.799,0:32:06.559
reports or or personalized reports on

0:32:05.120,0:32:09.120
you as often as we might

0:32:06.559,0:32:10.559
now typically we only get them if

0:32:09.120,0:32:12.320
there’s something wrong which there

0:32:10.559,0:32:14.240
usually never is

0:32:12.320,0:32:15.679
but even parents have to get used to

0:32:14.240,0:32:17.279
this you know we’re gonna have to get

0:32:15.679,0:32:19.679
used to

0:32:17.279,0:32:20.480
your change in schedule your change in

0:32:19.679,0:32:23.039
your study

0:32:20.480,0:32:24.559
habits maybe we need to have dinner a

0:32:23.039,0:32:26.159
little bit later so that you can get

0:32:24.559,0:32:28.080
homework done when you get home from

0:32:26.159,0:32:31.679
school now

0:32:28.080,0:32:33.360
maybe we need to switch days that we do

0:32:31.679,0:32:34.480
things on the weekends because you have

0:32:33.360,0:32:37.120
projects that are

0:32:34.480,0:32:39.279
that have to be done or you have

0:32:37.120,0:32:40.799
extracurricular activity

0:32:39.279,0:32:42.799
so i assume being in marching band

0:32:40.799,0:32:45.120
you’re probably going to be

0:32:42.799,0:32:47.120
preoccupied a portion of the weekend at

0:32:45.120,0:32:49.200
the football games

0:32:47.120,0:32:50.320
where the marching band performs

0:32:49.200,0:32:53.039
certainly you’re going to be going to

0:32:50.320,0:32:54.559
competitions like you said

0:32:53.039,0:32:57.440
is there anything else that you can

0:32:54.559,0:33:00.720
think of that might impact

0:32:57.440,0:33:02.640
mommy and daddy um

0:33:00.720,0:33:04.960
probably the fact that you’ll see me

0:33:02.640,0:33:06.640
grow up in the next few years

0:33:04.960,0:33:08.960
that’s certainly something to be aware

0:33:06.640,0:33:13.039
of yeah yeah um

0:33:08.960,0:33:14.799
like being like even being

0:33:13.039,0:33:17.360
in my first few years of being a

0:33:14.799,0:33:20.159
teenager like a lot of times

0:33:17.360,0:33:23.120
kids are kind of drifting away from

0:33:20.159,0:33:25.600
their parents at that time but

0:33:23.120,0:33:26.880
well because of the pandemic and i guess

0:33:25.600,0:33:29.600
just because of my

0:33:26.880,0:33:31.840
um connection to you guys i really

0:33:29.600,0:33:35.279
haven’t started doing that

0:33:31.840,0:33:37.679
um but going into high school

0:33:35.279,0:33:38.720
that might be something that could end

0:33:37.679,0:33:41.279
up happening

0:33:38.720,0:33:42.880
and i might not even know it sure and

0:33:41.279,0:33:44.640
even if you look at it from a

0:33:42.880,0:33:46.960
socializing standpoint you’re going to

0:33:44.640,0:33:48.720
spend more time with your friends

0:33:46.960,0:33:49.919
as you get further along in high school

0:33:48.720,0:33:52.240
you’re going to hang out with your

0:33:49.919,0:33:54.880
friends you’re going to gonna

0:33:52.240,0:33:56.399
go to the mall with your friends for

0:33:54.880,0:33:57.360
instance you may go to the movies with

0:33:56.399,0:33:59.519
your friends

0:33:57.360,0:34:01.120
there’s more opportunities for you to be

0:33:59.519,0:34:03.760
out of the house

0:34:01.120,0:34:04.640
between your schedule with the high

0:34:03.760,0:34:06.880
school

0:34:04.640,0:34:08.000
your extracurricular activities and all

0:34:06.880,0:34:09.280
the new friends that you’re going to be

0:34:08.000,0:34:10.879
meeting because

0:34:09.280,0:34:12.480
you know you have a few friends that you

0:34:10.879,0:34:13.280
have now you have that core set of

0:34:12.480,0:34:15.839
friends that you’ve

0:34:13.280,0:34:18.079
grown up with now but the one thing that

0:34:15.839,0:34:19.599
you’re going to find in high school is

0:34:18.079,0:34:21.200
you’re going to be introduced to a whole

0:34:19.599,0:34:23.200
new slew of people

0:34:21.200,0:34:24.720
both older and younger than you as you

0:34:23.200,0:34:26.560
go through high school

0:34:24.720,0:34:27.839
that you’re going to wind up socializing

0:34:26.560,0:34:29.040
with so

0:34:27.839,0:34:32.399
that’s something that you know that

0:34:29.040,0:34:35.119
empty-nest syndrome that parents have to

0:34:32.399,0:34:36.240
sort of get used to um so parents have

0:34:35.119,0:34:39.280
to definitely be

0:34:36.240,0:34:41.599
be on top of contact information for

0:34:39.280,0:34:44.240
your teacher moving forward with that

0:34:41.599,0:34:45.119
is there anything else that you think

0:34:44.240,0:34:47.359
that

0:34:45.119,0:34:48.159
parents need to be aware of as their

0:34:47.359,0:34:53.200
kids

0:34:48.159,0:34:53.200
transition into high school um

0:34:53.679,0:35:00.960
besides contacting teachers

0:34:57.520,0:35:04.000
uh i guess trying to help you

0:35:00.960,0:35:05.119
um i guess maybe helping your student

0:35:04.000,0:35:06.400
meet their needs but that would

0:35:05.119,0:35:09.680
technically be also

0:35:06.400,0:35:12.880
messaging the teacher sure that’s valid

0:35:09.680,0:35:16.240
um how about something like

0:35:12.880,0:35:18.240
um costs is there any additional cost

0:35:16.240,0:35:21.440
that parents need to be aware of

0:35:18.240,0:35:23.599
um maybe with certain things there could

0:35:21.440,0:35:26.320
be an additional cost

0:35:23.599,0:35:28.400
um i’m not entirely sure i don’t know

0:35:26.320,0:35:29.599
the specifics right now for certain

0:35:28.400,0:35:34.160
things

0:35:29.599,0:35:37.520
um i think from a fashion standpoint the

0:35:34.160,0:35:40.720
the cost of clothing will go up

0:35:37.520,0:35:44.240
your cost of your school materials

0:35:40.720,0:35:45.400
may go up kids are nowadays kids are

0:35:44.240,0:35:47.200
more

0:35:45.400,0:35:48.480
technology-centric than they ever were

0:35:47.200,0:35:50.320
before so

0:35:48.480,0:35:52.960
schools don’t provide all of that stuff

0:35:50.320,0:35:56.560
so that’s something to keep in mind

0:35:52.960,0:35:58.800
um and it’s important for parents to be

0:35:56.560,0:36:01.440
open-minded about new friends that you

0:35:58.800,0:36:01.440
might be meeting

0:36:01.760,0:36:05.440
i would assume that you’re probably

0:36:03.040,0:36:08.320
going to be exposed to a more

0:36:05.440,0:36:10.240
diverse group of students than you have

0:36:08.320,0:36:13.440
in the past

0:36:10.240,0:36:16.800
the demands on your time from friends

0:36:13.440,0:36:19.440
will go up so parents need to

0:36:16.800,0:36:21.119
sort of be aware of that and that the

0:36:19.440,0:36:24.400
time that they spent with their kids

0:36:21.119,0:36:26.880
might start to evaporate any

0:36:24.400,0:36:28.960
other warning signs that uh mommy and

0:36:26.880,0:36:31.280
daddy should be aware of

0:36:28.960,0:36:31.280
um

0:36:32.720,0:36:37.200
i guess maybe um

0:36:38.800,0:36:42.320
i mean yeah the demand of friends will

0:36:40.400,0:36:44.960
go up the demand of

0:36:42.320,0:36:46.320
time centered on work will probably go

0:36:44.960,0:36:50.079
up

0:36:46.320,0:36:52.640
um how about privacy do you think you’re

0:36:50.079,0:36:55.680
going to need more privacy as you

0:36:52.640,0:36:57.040
age into the higher grades

0:36:55.680,0:36:58.800
i would think that there would be

0:36:57.040,0:37:00.079
instances where i’d probably want a bit

0:36:58.800,0:37:02.960
more privacy

0:37:00.079,0:37:04.079
um and not want you guys to be on top of

0:37:02.960,0:37:05.760
me

0:37:04.079,0:37:07.119
um but you’re not really on top of me

0:37:05.760,0:37:09.599
right now

0:37:07.119,0:37:11.280
for the most part how about independence

0:37:09.599,0:37:15.359
do you think you’ll need to exert

0:37:11.280,0:37:19.040
your independence a bit more probably

0:37:15.359,0:37:20.160
yeah especially like starting to get to

0:37:19.040,0:37:21.920
the point where i’m

0:37:20.160,0:37:23.520
about the age of an adult where i can

0:37:21.920,0:37:26.079
actually do things

0:37:23.520,0:37:29.119
that most adults do and that i won’t

0:37:26.079,0:37:32.480
legally be considered a child

0:37:29.119,0:37:34.640
so yeah probably independence will more

0:37:32.480,0:37:36.320
than likely

0:37:34.640,0:37:37.920
go up especially since they’re preparing

0:37:36.320,0:37:38.960
you for college in college

0:37:37.920,0:37:40.880
you kind of have to have the

0:37:38.960,0:37:41.280
independence and do independent work a

0:37:40.880,0:37:45.040
lot

0:37:41.280,0:37:45.920
so absolutely so these are all things

0:37:45.040,0:37:48.400
that that

0:37:45.920,0:37:49.680
really parents need to be aware of and

0:37:48.400,0:37:50.240
keep in the back of their mind because

0:37:49.680,0:37:52.960
it

0:37:50.240,0:37:54.800
your your child going into high school

0:37:52.960,0:37:55.599
isn’t just a change for your child it’s

0:37:54.800,0:37:58.400
a change for

0:37:55.599,0:37:58.960
everyone the whole family uh gets the

0:37:58.400,0:38:03.040
deal

0:37:58.960,0:38:06.320
with high school years yep

0:38:03.040,0:38:09.760
uh so just some quick key takeaways um

0:38:06.320,0:38:12.320
before we go encourage your teen to have

0:38:09.760,0:38:14.320
good study habits and help or keep track

0:38:12.320,0:38:15.599
of when assignments are due

0:38:14.320,0:38:17.839
kids in high school need to stay

0:38:15.599,0:38:18.640
motivated which by the way we’ll be

0:38:17.839,0:38:22.480
talking about

0:38:18.640,0:38:24.240
in next week’s podcast spoiler um

0:38:22.480,0:38:25.440
they need to get their work done on time

0:38:24.240,0:38:28.320
even if they’re involved in

0:38:25.440,0:38:29.839
extracurricular activities

0:38:28.320,0:38:32.000
uh learning how to speak up for

0:38:29.839,0:38:34.800
themselves can build confidence and

0:38:32.000,0:38:35.280
keep kids from feeling overwhelmed how

0:38:34.800,0:38:36.960
do you

0:38:35.280,0:38:39.040
how would you rate yourself on a scale

0:38:36.960,0:38:40.880
of 1 to 10 10 being the best

0:38:39.040,0:38:46.079
how would you rate your ability to speak

0:38:40.880,0:38:49.520
up for yourself in school right now

0:38:46.079,0:38:52.800
6.8 that’s actually not bad i

0:38:49.520,0:38:54.160
i was surprised to hear that you’re

0:38:52.800,0:38:56.320
rating at that eye

0:38:54.160,0:38:57.520
i mean i’m mainly doing that from the

0:38:56.320,0:39:00.800
experience

0:38:57.520,0:39:02.880
of being virtual because i was able

0:39:00.800,0:39:04.480
i it i feel as though it’s much easier

0:39:02.880,0:39:06.320
to ask questions

0:39:04.480,0:39:07.620
when i’m virtual but there are still

0:39:06.320,0:39:09.040
certain instances where i’m like

0:39:07.620,0:39:12.640
[Music]

0:39:09.040,0:39:15.760
should i um but when i was in school

0:39:12.640,0:39:18.960
i did have difficulty asking

0:39:15.760,0:39:20.400
for help i would rarely raise my hand to

0:39:18.960,0:39:22.800
answer questions because i’m like what

0:39:20.400,0:39:24.640
if i’m wrong i’m more than likely wrong

0:39:22.800,0:39:26.839
especially in math class because there’s

0:39:24.640,0:39:30.160
always one defined answer

0:39:26.839,0:39:31.520
and like in ela it was a little easier

0:39:30.160,0:39:34.000
because there was no

0:39:31.520,0:39:38.160
specific answer in math it really wasn’t

0:39:34.000,0:39:38.160
because there is a specific answer so

0:39:38.560,0:39:42.240
i’d say i’m not horrible at asking

0:39:41.599,0:39:44.079
questions

0:39:42.240,0:39:47.119
i can definitely ask questions so i’m

0:39:44.079,0:39:50.560
more than halfway but i’m definitely not

0:39:47.119,0:39:54.640
like i definitely don’t ask

0:39:50.560,0:39:56.400
um every i definitely can’t ask all the

0:39:54.640,0:39:58.880
questions that i have

0:39:56.400,0:40:00.079
so let me ask you this before we wrap

0:39:58.880,0:40:02.400
things up

0:40:00.079,0:40:03.520
what are the three biggest fears that

0:40:02.400,0:40:07.040
you have right now

0:40:03.520,0:40:08.480
going into high school uh

0:40:07.040,0:40:10.480
the workload’s probably one of the

0:40:08.480,0:40:12.079
biggest ones um

0:40:10.480,0:40:14.880
pretty sure that’s kind of an obvious

0:40:12.079,0:40:17.920
one um

0:40:14.880,0:40:19.680
high school has actually er

0:40:17.920,0:40:21.040
middle school has actually been a lot

0:40:19.680,0:40:23.119
easier

0:40:21.040,0:40:24.720
than really anticipated and i mean this

0:40:23.119,0:40:25.359
year has been pretty easy because it’s

0:40:24.720,0:40:28.720
all for

0:40:25.359,0:40:29.280
like i’ve been all virtual um so that’s

0:40:28.720,0:40:31.839
been

0:40:29.280,0:40:34.319
probably the easiest so going from a

0:40:31.839,0:40:36.720
pretty easy year to

0:40:34.319,0:40:38.400
high school high school freshman year is

0:40:36.720,0:40:41.599
going to be

0:40:38.400,0:40:44.319
scary um i’m gonna

0:40:41.599,0:40:46.079
i feel very intimidated as well um

0:40:44.319,0:40:47.280
intimidated by the size of the school

0:40:46.079,0:40:50.240
and the fact that i’m around

0:40:47.280,0:40:52.240
older kids like i said i don’t like

0:40:50.240,0:40:54.720
being a little fish in a big pond i

0:40:52.240,0:40:58.400
prefer being a big fish in a little pond

0:40:54.720,0:41:00.560
um i don’t know i just feel intimidated

0:40:58.400,0:41:03.599
by people who are slightly older than me

0:41:00.560,0:41:05.200
um when i if they’re older than me to

0:41:03.599,0:41:06.800
the point where i consider them adults

0:41:05.200,0:41:08.640
and it’s fine but

0:41:06.800,0:41:10.160
people who are a couple years older than

0:41:08.640,0:41:12.240
me

0:41:10.160,0:41:14.640
i get intimidated by them especially

0:41:12.240,0:41:18.319
going to school with them

0:41:14.640,0:41:21.680
and the third fear i have

0:41:18.319,0:41:25.599
i guess having to manage both my social

0:41:21.680,0:41:29.440
and my ethic and my academics

0:41:25.599,0:41:29.440
okay and i think they are

0:41:29.599,0:41:34.640
typical well-grounded fears to have

0:41:33.119,0:41:36.400
going in and i think most of those can

0:41:34.640,0:41:39.520
be overcome in the first

0:41:36.400,0:41:41.760
couple of weeks of high school i hope so

0:41:39.520,0:41:43.040
so i’m sure you’ll do fine let’s take a

0:41:41.760,0:41:44.319
quick break we’ll come back and we’ll

0:41:43.040,0:41:49.839
get your closing thoughts

0:41:44.319,0:41:49.839
all right

0:41:50.160,0:41:54.240
go for your closing remarks so to

0:41:52.720,0:41:57.760
everyone out there who

0:41:54.240,0:41:59.839
is go who is more than likely

0:41:57.760,0:42:01.280
going into high school because i don’t

0:41:59.839,0:42:02.880
know if this would really apply to

0:42:01.280,0:42:07.440
anyone else

0:42:02.880,0:42:09.520
um i would say um try to use the tips

0:42:07.440,0:42:11.599
we mentioned in this video i’ll more

0:42:09.520,0:42:14.160
than likely try to apply these to my

0:42:11.599,0:42:16.560
life when i go into high school

0:42:14.160,0:42:17.280
and hopefully when i do go into high

0:42:16.560,0:42:19.280
school

0:42:17.280,0:42:21.520
by the time i’m in high school and the

0:42:19.280,0:42:23.280
first few weeks have passed i’ll be fine

0:42:21.520,0:42:25.280
and we can make a video

0:42:23.280,0:42:27.520
hopefully confirming that things are

0:42:25.280,0:42:28.960
good um because right now i’m actually

0:42:27.520,0:42:30.880
pretty terrified

0:42:28.960,0:42:33.680
and i guess that’s kind of normal for

0:42:30.880,0:42:35.440
anyone going into high school so

0:42:33.680,0:42:36.720
for now at least try these tips and

0:42:35.440,0:42:38.640
hopefully when i

0:42:36.720,0:42:40.240
do go into high school and we make a

0:42:38.640,0:42:42.160
podcast on that

0:42:40.240,0:42:44.240
i’ll be a lot more confident and be able

0:42:42.160,0:42:46.560
to say that it’s not as bad as it thinks

0:42:44.240,0:42:47.359
as it is that you think i don’t know

0:42:46.560,0:42:50.160
okay well

0:42:47.359,0:42:52.800
sage advice as always it’s a it’s a

0:42:50.160,0:42:54.400
great unknown you’re going into here but

0:42:52.800,0:42:56.800
like everything else you’ve dealt with

0:42:54.400,0:42:58.720
i’m sure you’ll handle it fine

0:42:56.800,0:43:00.400
before we do go i would once again

0:42:58.720,0:43:02.960
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insights and entertainment hosted by you

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monthly podcast hosted by you and my

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brother sam

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well done i think that’s it another one

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in the books

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bye everyone bye hi

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you

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