How to avoid the dramas and meltdowns of teen life

by Julie Baird on December 21, 2009

As we approach the end of the year, test, finals & assignments seem to all be competing for our teenager’s time. At this time of “Good Will to All Men” meltdowns and dramas seen to be more common than ever.

Nothing focuses the mind quite like having a deadline. Think about it. How much do you achieve in those last few days before vacation, when you want to go off without worrying about all the tasks and clutter you leave behind?

For a student, there are many deadlines. Exams, quizzes, test dates; homework & assignment due dates. And as teenagers seem to have a hormonal need for drama, those deadlines provide ample opportunity for last minute crises and meltdowns.

Now consider, if instead, of having only those “drop dead” deadlines, your teenager had deadlines on progress; and someone to hold them accountable. All of a sudden you have a situation where the “drop dead” deadlines are only mini dramas!

The role of the Grade Coach is to:

  • Provide that accountability
  • Make sure the student has the skills to plan and manage their time
  • To provide support as the skill is practiced until it is as natural as breathing
  • Help the student track their progress and take pride in their accomplishments

If you would like to find out more about the Grade Coach Programs and how they can help your teen then send an e mail to and we can set you up with a “get acquainted” call

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