I told my kids, have fun at school. I expect you to pass. I don’t care if you just scrape through. Play sports, have lots of friends. I’m sure you will do what it takes to get there if you know for definite what you want to do when you pass high school.
Don’t break the law. Get a license for a manual car. Man up if you are wrong. Call me first if you are in trouble. Don’t get in trouble. Only losers are affected by pier pressure. So stay off the drugs. Stand up for anyone who is being bullied. If you bully anyone I will personally kick your ass. I’m sure I have preached a lot more to them but that’s it for now. Most people would disagree with what I teach them.