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The Last Few Weeks of School

by Michelle Dempsey M.S., CPRW


2. Start Negotiating

So, your child can’t wait to attend that pricey basketball/swim/dance camp? I’m pretty sure you’d like them to feel like they’ve earned it, right? Well, this means they have to hold up their end of the “I will do well in school” bargain all the way until the very end. Don’t be afraid to pull this card the next time you hear “but I don’t want to do my homework, there’s only two weeks left of school anyway.” You say bribery, I say “brilliance.”


3. Keep It Real

Be honest with your child. Allow them to express their feelings. They’re burnt out, and you probably are too. It is so important to not dismiss this as laziness or an excuse to go have some fun. Your child has given it their all this year. Kids these days are pushed harder than ever both in and out of the classroom to perform at their very best, and it’s nothing short of exhausting. A heart-to-heart conversation with your child, one where you actually hear one another out about what it feels like to be wrapping up yet another intense and action-packed school year, could certainly stir up that final push of effort to end the school year on a high note. Sometimes allowing your child to just express what they feel, and acknowledging it with sincerity, helps them feel supported enough to continue making you proud.


Deep breaths, everyone, you’re almost there.




A writer, entrepreneur, radio host, and powerful motivational speaker – Michelle Dempsey, owner and founder of Michelle Dempsey, Very Well-Written, has one goal in mind: empowering women from all walks of life with her incredible personal life story of overcoming adversity and using the lessons learned to achieve success. Internationally published and known for her ability to connect with readers on a deeper level, Michelle has successfully united her passion for business and writing and developed a thriving career, offering writing and editing services, business coaching, branding expertise, and content marketing to business of all kinds.

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