Scholar Mom’s Guide -Keeping your Scholar on Track
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Scholar Mom’s Guide -Keeping your Scholar on Track

For Parents of Academically Successful Students
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Created by S Drawdy
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
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What Will I Learn?
  • Identify and stop society's attempts to cause your child to fail
  • End others negative influence and control over your child
  • Ensure you are the primary influencer in your child's teenage years
  • Know when to get involved in your child's education
  • Stop inadvertently taking actions that drive your children to a life of mediocrity 
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  • A pen, paper, quiet spot, and a warm beverage to help you concentrate.

The goal of this course, which is narrated by my husband, is to communicate with the parents or guardians of academic scholars. The thought process behind this course originated over the last 20 to 25 years. I saw educational institutions, civic organizations, news organizations, and even parental organizations, place an uneven amount of attention on sports and athletics versus scholarly pursuits.

Over the course of years, I begin to think - what about the scholars? What about the students that scored the perfect or near-perfect score on their SAT? There is no front page of the Scholars Section, like there is a Sports Section, of any newspaper published today.

One of the reasons for the news to be so focused with covering sports at a local, regional, and even national level – is because of soccer moms. Every sport has a group of involved parents who actively support their athletic child and the team that they participate with. I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with these parents and their support of their student’s activities. I’m just saying that from the vantage point of the scholar, who is dedicating him or herself to scholarly pursuits instead of athletics or the arts, society even society at the local level does not value them or what they are trying to do. At least in their eyes.

A student’s teenage years are difficult enough without them having to compare themselves to others who are held in high esteem or put on a pedestal by the organizations mentioned above. So what are we as parents - whether a soccer mom or a scholar mom, to do? For one, you can make sure that you don’t ask your kids what they want to be when they grow up. But instead, ask them what problems they want to solve? This simple viewpoint change will turn the conversation around from ‘who do I to work for’, to, ‘what do I need to learn to be able to do that’. Make up your mind to follow along with these lectures as we dive in deeper. You will learn how we can help make being a scholar cool.

Who is the target audience?
  • Parent(s) whose child’s decisions make them feel like a bad parent(s)
  • Parent(s) who are you going through the motions but lack the influence they need to help their child achieve the greatness they should be destined for
  • Parent(s) whose representation on social media of their child's achievements and their parenting success is full of partial truths, omissions, and exaggerations
  • Parent(s) wanting to ensure their child’s success in life
  • Parent(s) who want to help their child but are unsure of precisely when or how to engage, this course is for them!
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
Scholar Mom’s Guide - For Parents of Academically Successful
21 Lectures 02:28:33

03 - Personality Interest to Career Match

05 - Career Exposure - Non-Employment

06 - Career Exposure

07 - It's Not What You Know

08 - Programs

09 - Career Identification HELP

10 - Public School Help for those NOT Enrolled

11 - 12 Years or Less

12 - Motivating your Child to Try Harder

13 - Influencers

14 - Events

15 - The 3 F's

16 - Dealing with Parents

17 - Dealing with Drama

18 - Hormones

19 - Providing a Place

20 - Deal with Peer Pressure and Crush It

21 - Talk it Out

22 - Keeping Scholars in the Game
About the Instructor
S Drawdy
3.5 Average rating
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377 Students
3 Courses
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I am the wife of a business executive, a mother, a friend, and a nurse. The sharing of my life experiences with a younger generation is my passion.

I attended Medical College where I earned my degree. I am very proud of my adult children.