Parent Group Meeting

Dear Orinda Academy Parents,

At the last parent group meeting we had an excellent presentation from Beth Samuelson, the director of Student Organizational Services. Beth informed us about the teenage brain, it’s development, abilities, and limitations. It is useful information for teens, parents, and educators. We also learned how best to work with teens with these qualities in mind, and how this impacts learning differences.

Below are excerpts from the materials that Beth provided that gives a brief explanation about the teenage brain, 10 myths about teens and academic performance, and practical suggestions, or do’s and don’ts, on how to parent for academic success. I highly recommend you read this and hope that you can utilize these suggestions.

Ron Graydon
Founder
Head of School
Orinda Academy

10 Myths About Teens and Academic PerformanceDo's and Don'tsThe Teenage Brain