Education is a Huge Mountain of Jagged Rock

15417451108_1f2a01bd3d_kAs parents, we think of ourselves as education amateurs; we leave the real teaching to the professionals. Because it seems like this huge mountain that we have to break down with our tiny little pickaxe. We’re happy to leave it to people who know what they’re doing — or seem to.

When things go wrong with school, when our teenage kids start experiencing extreme stress and anxiety over their grades, their homework and all the pressure to outperform their peers, then the fact that the issues seem huge and overwhelming can cause parents to feel frustrated and confused.

At Catalyst, we try to show how to start breaking down the mountain, and before long you’ll understand how the pieces fit together.

Stop School Anxiety: Reject three dangerous myths even smart parents believe that make them stressed about grades and worried about kids is a free webinar that starts to demystify and demythafy high school. What is true about what your kids need and don’t need for their best, most successful future? And what myths are holding your family back?

The next free webinar is Tuesday, 11/15/16 at 8:00 pm EST. For more information and to sign up, click here.

We hope to see you there!

(Photo by Didier Baertschiger, License)

Author: lisafromcatalyst

Lisa Cooley has been working to make education more responsive to the deep interests and needs of children for 15 years. She has studied these issues, written about them, and discussed them with educators, administrators, activists, parents and kids across the country. She has served on her local school board for 14 years, and in the meantime, raised 2 kids, one currently in college and one in high school. She makes her living as a Suzuki-method violin teacher.

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