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Free Webinar Replay: High School Success: A Strategic Transition for Teens Moving to Higher Grades

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn how to prepare for the transition from middle to high school with Ann Dolin, M.Ed.

If you’ve got a tween on your hands, you know that middle school is no cake walk: Multiple teachers, personal schedule responsibility, and long-term assignments all require more independent thought and focus. In ninth grade, that reality gets kicked up a notch.

Instructors, assignments, and expectations in high school change from difficult-yet-guided to less forgiving, less hands on, and more pressure-packed (especially with transcripts and college applications to think about). On top of that, your teen’s schedule begins to overflow with friends, sports, and jobs, not to mention all of the additional time he or she will need for studying. The transition to high school can be a real shocker for unprepared students and families, but it doesn’t have to be.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  1. How to finish middle school strong while building positive habits for the future
  2. How to make the shift from guided to independent learning, so your child doesn’t feel overwhelmed or lost
  3. The secret to effective time management as a high-school student balancing academics with sports, activities, friends, and work
  4. How your teen can manage his or her all-important social life so it doesn’t interfere with school
  5. Steps you can take over the summer to avoid a mad scramble during the first few weeks of ninth grade

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Ann Dolin M.Ed., has more than 20 years of teaching, tutoring, and consulting experience. In 1998 she founded Educational Connections, a tutoring company that has grown to employ 200 tutors and has worked with over 8,000 students in the Washington, D.C. area. Her first book, Homework Made Simple, won the Publishers Association 2011 Parenting Book of the Year Award. For more information, visit Ann’s website at www.anndolin.com.



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  1. Our high school freshman started out the year strong, fairly organized, great grades etc. The 2nd semester, he is no longer using a planner, or consistently using tools to help him stay organized and his homework is often not done. I’m trying to help re-ignite his desire to turn in his work, but he becomes bitter and angry with me and it impacts our relationship. I would love some tools on how to help motivate him, and stay firm with him, without losing our Mother-son relationship.

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