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Your Child – Happy in Ten Years?
- June 21, 2013
- Posted by: Randall Reiners
- Category: Picking the Best School
As a parent, we want our child to be happy, along with other things. Setting our expectations for our children to be happy can be tricky because it’s a false promise. Happy is a state of mind. Some schools try to create temporary happiness with football games and activities that are irrelevant to students’ futures. Many schools pass kids with unearned grades. Parents are proud; kids feel smart and have a false sense of self-esteem without being challenged. Then they fail along with 52% of other college freshmen in America.
Happiness something that is derived from a concept that changes over time and there is no period of time in life that has more changes than the school years. Students who truly work and achieve in their area of interest develop real self-esteem, bright futures and sustainable happiness.
Often a child will fight against changes or challenges not realizing the longer strategic view will win the day in terms of success, and happiness, as an adult and adolescent. With that premise in mind, we advise our parents at Yorktown Education to strive for a happy child in 10 years, and for the rest of their life.
As a graduate of Yorktown Education, they are going to, on average, have these advantages versus regular a high school graduate:
- Advanced knowledge of a passionate interest
- Ability to push ahead in topics that support the student’s interest
- At least a year of college credit
- Thousands of dollars in scholarship money
- Language skills in Chinese
An achievable goal is to have a child that is balanced, challenged and growing in academic proficiency. If your child isn’t hitting those goals, then perhaps it’s a good time to evaluate at a deeper level the school your child attends and if it is meeting their long term needs. If we want to look forward in ten years and be able to say my child is happy, not to mention, successful and living to their highest potential, matching them with right educational institution is crucial.
If you have questions about how your child is being engaged and challenged at their current school, we are here to answer questions. Yorktown Education doesn’t enroll every child that applies but the ones we do, excel and thrive.