05 Nov The #1 Problem Holding Your Child Back: What’s keeping them from their dream college?
As soon as I started college, I had one goal in mind.
I’m going to get straight A’s.
…Not to show off to my friends that I’m smart.
…Not to brag about how smart or hardworking I am.
I knew that getting straight A’s was important because I was planning for Harvard grad school.
My intention and motivation didn’t last too long though…
I got a C on one of my economics chapter test– it was actually my FIRST test in college.
“What?! I pulled an all-nighter last night and I still got a C! What in the world…”
“I understood the concepts! Or some at least… This CAN’T be happening…”
After a few days of self hate and blaming my professor, I walked over to Starbucks (5 minutes away from my dorm) and journaled (still one of my favorite activities when I need space to be honest with myself).
After 15 minutes of intense journaling, I had a breakthrough as to WHY I got a C on my test.
I didn’t prepare in advance.
And procrastination is your child’s worst enemy too.
I simply thought that studying a lot before the test day (and pulling an all-nighter would do the trick)
…which obviously didn’t.
Since then, I created a 4-day planner system for myself and have taught this to hundreds of my middle and high school students.
And this is how I help my students raise their grades from a C to a B. And then a B to an A.
Planning ahead sounds so simple but it takes a huge shift in your child’s mindset.
But it works, and that’s the beauty of my 4-day planner system.
If you want to help your child get A’s on quizzes and exams (without procrastination), click here to download a free copy of my test planner!
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By Julie Kim Ed.M Harvard University