IN THESE COMPLEX TIMES
As if parenting wasn’t hard enough, we now have to make sure our children are attending online school, showing up, staying focused (and motivated) and completing assignments. As a parent, you might be filled with worry and concern for your child’s future. Many parents are finding they have to be “homework police” – a role which causes great tension between parents and children, especially teens.
The pandemic has exposed how our teenagers are being educated to become, in the words of Sir Ken Robinson, “low-level clerical workers.” Further, data paints a bleak picture of what public schools in the US (ranked 27th in the world) are NOT providing:
- Adequate support and preparation for college (over 30% of college freshmen drop out);
- Safety nets and programs for those at-risk of dropping out (the so-called “school to prison pipeline” where nearly 80% of inmates and prisoners lack a high school degree);
- Practical skills that help students transition into adult life (e.g. financial literacy, home economics, buying/renting a house, job application and interviews), along with character education and leadership development, and;
- Support for parents
Beautiful Minds Success Coaching disrupts this process by providing an affordable, accessible virtual resource center and refuge for struggling middle and high school students with concurrent support for their parents.
OF GROWTH, GRIT AND PERSEVERANCE
Success Coaching inspires teens to get motivated, focused, and organized, so they can learn, retain and use new knowledge. Our programs are about connection and motivation, while we help students build skills like critical thinking, problem solving, time management and effective communication.
Our Success Coaches take the heavy burden of worry and stress off parents’ shoulders by providing an educational structure for students, easing the parent’ burden of continually monitoring and managing their child’s educational process.
We aspire to help our youth reclaim connection – to themselves and their educational path – and discover the joy in lifelong learning.