Tips on How to Help Your Child in School

  • Provide a quiet, clean workspace, whether it be a desk or kitchen table.
  • Keep an agenda, diary or calendar of assignments and events.
  • Stay in contact with the school, attend meetings, read newsletters and attend parent/teacher interviews.
  • Know what is going on in your child’s life.
  • Encourage and support your child.
  • Show your child how you work hard and learn new things.  Help him/her find answers to difficult questions in books, library resources or on the Internet.
  • Make sure school comes first in the family’s priorities- before sports, jobs or socializing.  It is helpful if one parent is present and available when homework is being done.
  • Do not sweat the hairdos, clothes, Pokemon cards or music of otherwise happy students and kids.
  • If something goes wrong and your child fails a subject or a year, offer hope and a chance to redeem him or herself.
  • Love your child and show it.  This is the cornerstone of success.

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