Be more coach and less cheerleader

I’ve heard this before but I experienced it brought to life when home schooling my 8th grader. Cheerleaders will encourage, tell you to keep going and be your biggest fan. These are good things to do but sometimes they don’t work. A coach will go to the next level and in my situation it involved diving deep into the detail e.g. checking homework tasks every day, looking up information that could help, setting small targets to manage the big assignments, making suggestions, etc. It was harder to do but it achieved more. The best advice I can offer is to figure out which one you need to be because getting it right can make a huge impact!

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