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Talking With Teens About School Successes

Education dominates the lives of most teenagers, and yet parents don’t always know how to talk about school, grades, and school problems with their teens. Sometimes, teens are learning things in school that parents don’t understand, so they may think they don’t have a lot to offer to help teens succeed in school.

Yet the research is clear: teens are more likely to be successful in school if their parents are actively engaged in their learning. That doesn’t mean you have to be an expert in what they are learning. Rather, you can show your support and commitment many different ways, from being involved in the school to encouraging learning at home, and providing other opportunities for your teen to develop and learn.

Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on July 2, 2019