Parents of 9th Graders: Solutions for a Smoother Second Semester/Trimester

Parents of 9th Graders: Solutions for a Smoother Second Semester/Trimester

Parents of 9th Graders: Solutions for a Smoother Second Semester/Trimester

Parents of 9th Graders: Solutions for a Smoother Second Semester/Trimester

Are you the parent of a 9th grade student? SOS4Students is hearing from you in droves right now:

  • “She wasn’t ready for the workload.”
  • “More challenging than we expected.”
  • “I wish there had been more instruction in note taking and test preparation in middle school!”
  • “Teachers in high school just tell you to ‘study hard’ without a plan of just how to do that!

We can get you and your 9th grader ready for a smoother second semester/trimester!

From 1-on-1 coaching and great in-person executive function workshops for students to our “Parenting for Independence” online parent workshop series, whatever your teen’s learning profile and challenges, we have your student (and you) covered.

  • Students learn tools and strategies designed to boost executive functioning and build confidence and independence.
  • Parents learn concrete solutions and tools for communicating with their overwhelmed and emotional teens, encouraging independence, and understanding the teen brain.
FOR TEENS (in-person)
Executive Brain Bootcamp

January 27, 2024

What: Study strategies to support better planning, time management, task initiation, follow through and prioritization. Students learn more efficient routines and habits to guarantee a stronger academic performance in the new year.
Where:  Orinda Academy
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Secrets of Successful Note Taking

February 3, 2024

What: This “how, when and why” of note taking includes instruction on identifying main ideas, choosing a format that works best for the situation and student (lecture, video, book), and organizing information. Teens leave with an efficient and surefire process designed to make studying for tests a breeze.
Where:  Orinda Academy
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FOR PARENTS (via Zoom)
Parenting for Independence Series

January 21, February 25, and March 17 at 6:30 pm

What: We’ve done the research for parents and will offer tips, tools, and techniques to foster independence in students’ executive function so you can relax and watch your kid soar! You can take all three workshops as a package (best price and plan) or enroll in ones you want most.
Where: Online via Zoom (convenient!)
When: 6:30 pm on 1/21/24, 2/25/24, and 3/17/24


Workshop #1: Wired for Chaos: Executive Functioning and the Teen Brain—the hows and whys and what we know about frontal cortex development, and how to foster it!
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Workshop #2: Partnering with Your Teen’s School: Must Have Tips—Our inside scoop on best practices to partner with teachers, administrators, and learning support staff, and to boost student self-advocacy.
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Workshop #3: Talking to Your Teen: Collaboration vs. Collision—How to help teens hear you and how to hear your teen! Learn communication skills and practices that decrease tension, end conflict, and help you both work as a team!
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Save when you sign up for all three “Parenting for Independence” workshops at once!
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Got Questions?

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at or call us at (510) 531-4767.

Have a wonderful holiday season and do consider joining us this winter for some of the amazing programs coming up!

Orinda Academy Presents

SOS4Students’ Beth Samuelson will present “Parenting for Academic Success: How to Help Your Child Develop Executive Function Skills” in partnership with Orinda Academy on January 10 via Zoom.
Learn More & Register ›

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