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Welcome to December, and Happy Holidays! Your student is probably starting to feel the unique pressure of junior year, as their first semester finals approach. (Ed: I remember spending Thanksgiving moving between my AP US History textbook, AP Bio textbook, The Age of Innocence, and Camus’s L’etranger. My mom coughed pointedly a lot. It was rough.) Junior spring is pretty much the worst time in all of high school. Between standardized tests, AP exams, and meetings and forms to start the college process, students describe junior spring as emotionally and even physically grueling.
Here are 7 key actions to remind your son or daughter about during the next 12 months—the ones they might forget as they’re slammed with classes, AP, and state tests.