Carol Wood

It’s a New Year and a new semester, so what can you do as a parent to help your children experience greater academic success different in 2016 from 2015?  Following are three important principles which you can apply in your home, thus in your children’s lives.  

#1   Students perform best academically when they know WHY they are working hard and why they should study daily.  They must have goals set in order to know the purpose of their efforts.  Living with INTENT is important to success in all areas of one’s life.  Without intent, there is little direction, and with little direction, there is no target at which to aim.  If one intends to only pass a class, this is likely what he/she will do.  However, if one intends to make an “A”, there is a higher likelihood this will happen.  Teaching our children to live with PURPOSE is just as important as working with ambition.  Being ambitious involves working towards one’s self-fulfilling pursuits; whereas, living with purpose involves working with a broader scope and for something larger than one’s self.  



Therefore, discuss with your children the importance of goal setting and living with intent.  Help them discover what their strengths are and where their interests lie.  Enable them to understand there is a world beyond themselves and their actions and decisions impact themselves AND others.

Determine how you did in 2016. I hope it is a most successful year for your children as they live with greater intent, set academic goals and priorities, follow your example in action and attitude, and adhere to the parameters set in your home regarding educational priorities and expectations!  Happy 2016! 

Carol is the Founder & Owner of Total Learning Concepts, Inc. Visit for information about their tutorial and test preparation services. For more information about Total Learning Concepts, Inc., please call 770-381-5958.

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