Edit Your Life Episode 149: Balancing School Achievement Pressure
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How do we encourage our kids to work hard while keeping school achievement hype in perspective? How do we balance supporting our kids without micromanaging them? In Episode 149, Asha and I share our evolving experiences as parents of high school- and college students, and give parents permission to pause, breathe, and remember that education is much bigger than school.
Resources mentioned in this episode
Minimalist Parenting (our book)
Advocating for your kid in school when you really want the teacher to like you (real talk from Asha)
Episode 125: Serendipity Space [Rebroadcast]
Episode 121: Choosing The Right College [guest interview with Lisa Heffernan]
Episode 83: Editing End Of School Year Chaos [Rebroadcast]
Episode 81: Reducing High School + College Stress [guest interview with Gabrielle Blair]
Episode 51: Sane Sports Parenting
Episode 48: Easing Back To School Transitions
Episode 30: Parenting Passionate Kids
Episode 29: Editing Extracurricular Pressure
Episode 10: How To Handle Homework
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