Assets In Action: Help ease the pressures, tough decisions in a teen's life

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By Bernadette Lauritzen

This week, we look at planning and decision making skills, in the Asset category of social competencies.
The role of adults needs to be to guide students and assist them with their planning and not just make all of their decisions for them.
Now is the time when sixth through 11th grade students pull out the registration booklet and decide what they want or need to be doing academically, for the entire school year next year.
Personally, I believe that small decisions related to electives need to left up to the youth. Students need something to float the boat and lift the spirits when in other areas of life; the pressure may be on overdrive.
The hard decisions of which math class to be in can become a battleground for some and we need to realize the additional pressures each grade level brings and realize that it isn’t just one class from their perspective.
On March 27, student Tessa Snyder will be doing a community showing of the movie, “A Race to No Where.” There will be a host of opportunities to provide details, but for now, I’m hoping you will save the date.

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