How to Help a High-Flyer

How to Help a High-Flyer

As a parent or guardian, the last thing you want to do is interfere with something that seems to be ‘working’ well. Your teenager might naturally be a hard-working, academically-minded individual, who prefers to take studying in their own stride. With a zest for independence, some teens are high-flyers who require little support or input.

However, it’s good to consider ways you can get alongside them- and ensure they are equipped to keep on doing what they’re doing!

How to Help a High-Flyer

Help Them Take Care

Your teen may already be studying most evenings. You’re lucky that you don’t have nag away at them! The thing is, teenagers like this may put an awful lot of pressure on themselves, but only because they want to achieve the best. Therefore, it can be tempting to tell them to ‘look after themselves’ and ‘don’t overdo it,’ when what they actually might need is a bit of TLC from you and your family over their exams years. Treating your teenager with some patience, a calm home environment and hot dinners (!) may be the most conducive thing you can do to help them as they work their way towards top grades!

Open Opportunities

Also, supplying them with opportunities to join a revision course can be hugely beneficial, too. We are a revision provider, and we offer intensive courses over Easter, giving your child the chance to study in ‘bursts.’ This eases the pressure of slogging away for days on end, at busy times of the year.

Revision classes are great for well-being, too, as you might find that your teenager could do with spending some time with others, rather than studying alone all the time. Studying independently is good, but too much of it can be quite lonesome. Signing up to a revision course is one way of working amongst highly-driven peers, who are there to support one another.

In terms of home life, ensuring your teen eats well, sleeps well and rests well is crucial. Being as healthy as possible will be conducive to managing stress better: healthy body, healthy mind- as they say!
Spending time outdoors and enjoying some leisure time will help keep your teen’s zen!

See Clearly

With high-flyers, it’s about keeping their sense of perspective and balance. Some might start to become ‘obsessive’ about their studies, and there’s a point at which it might become detrimental to their stress levels. Encouraging your teenager to still have a good night’s sleep, eat well and to exercise are things that can’t be compromised. Health is a priority, and as a parent or guardian, you can help your high-flyer by ensuring this comes first.

There’s no doubt there’ll be times of stress- it is an exam year, after all! Stress isn’t ‘all bad,’ either: it’s more about how your child manages their stress levels. Breaking revision time into chunks, signing up to one of our intensive revision courses, and taking breaks to do things they enjoy, are all ways to ensure stress levels stay sensible! As your child progresses further into the year, they’ll likely feel like the pressure is applied from all angles: teachers want to squeeze the best out of them; your teenager increasingly gets closer to their finals, and the workload may increase.

Keeping stability is key. It’s the most helpful way to help you, a high-flying teenager!

Blog Headline: How to Help a High-Flyer Blog Description: If you’re in the fortunate position of having a child who just seems to be high-flying academically, you may think you’re got your hands clear of any input during their exam years! And whilst some teenagers really are good at taking their futures into their own hands, there’s still ways you can help and support them- without being too invasive! Published Date: 2020-01-17T09:00 Modified Date: 2020-01-17T09:00 Image URL: https://glasgow.scholartutoring.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/how-to-help-a-high-flyer-tag.jpg Image Width: 750 px Image Height: 469 px Publisher Name: Scholar Tutoring Logo URL: https://glasgow.scholartutoring.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/sta-profile.jpg Logo Width: 375 px Logo Height: 375 px