Today's Tip for Families

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Don't Make It Easy for Your Child to Forget!

If your child often forgets her supplies, instrument or homework, don't always be willing to make a special trip to school so she'll have them. If she regularly loses items of clothing she likes, don't automatically rush out to replace them.

If you constantly replace lost items or retrieve homework, you deny your child the chance to learn to take responsibility for her belongings. Children learn by experiencing the consequences of not having those belongings—such as getting a zero for the day or having to wear something they don't like as much—or by having to deal with the arising problems—such as doing double homework the next night—for themselves.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools

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