Many professionals struggle with their work/life balance. I’ve never met an adult who said, “I wish that my boss and my job-related stress and my performance at work would play a bigger role in my life at home.”
And yet many kids today are struggling with home/school balance.
Parents, what if your home became the place where kids could be free of:
- Measurement of performance
- Comparisons to other kids
- Judgment based on grades or test scores
- Suggestions to fix their weaknesses
- Pressure to succeed by subjective metrics
- Recurring conversations about college admissions
- Imposed guilt for mistakes made
Not a home free of expectations or bloated with universal praise. But a place where the love is unconditional, where a student’s performance as a family member is more important than their performance as a college applicant.
How would that change the environment at home? And how might it embolden them to thrive in the environment at school?
Both might improve with a better home/school balance.