Hey, is that weird too do. Share Facebook. Ninth grade girl dating an eighth grade boy? Add Opinion. When I was in HS I remember thinking that was weird but looking back on it now it's not really weird at all.
Parent Toolkit is a one-stop shop resource that was produced and developed with parents in mind. Practicing these skills with your teen can help them better-understand the intricacies of social interactions and relationships. Ask your teen about their relationships frequently and talk to them about the qualities that make up a strong and healthy bond, such as respect, trust, empathy and kindness. For example, you may want to inquire about what their friends are like, or about the new teen in their class your child just brought into their social circle.
Ninth Grade: The Most Important Year in High School
Latest Issue. Past Issues. Educators are increasingly focusing on the ninth grade as the year that determines whether a young person will move on or drop out of school. According to research published in the journal Education , ninth graders have the lowest grade point average, the most missed classes, the majority of failing grades, and more misbehavior referrals than any other high-school grade level. The schools are likely new environments, and the students have more autonomy and more homework.
Parent Cue 0 Comments. They moved in a herd, made decisions as a group, and desperately wanted to fit in. While some of that is still true, your high schooler is changing and before long, his or her biggest motivator will be something new, something that may make you a little nervous, something you may even be tempted to resist: Freedom.