Know the ABCs of Helping Your Child in School
Are you looking for ways to help your child in school this year? Let the alphabet be your guide:
- Ask your child about school each day.
- Bedtime is important. Make sure your child gets enough sleep.
- Choose activities your child will like. Leave time for play.
- Do things together.
- Eat together as a family as often as you can.
- Find a quiet place for your child to study.
- Get to know your child's teacher.
- Honesty is an important school value. Talk about why it matters with your child.
- Involve your child in making decisions when you can.
- Join the school's parent-teacher organization.
- Know the school's rules. Your child should know them, too.
- Libraries are free. Visit your library often.
- Make some special time to spend with your child.
- Notice and discuss any changes in your child's behavior.
- Organization saves time. Have a place for school supplies.
- Play games together.
- Questions help children learn. Help your child find the answers.
- Read with your child every day.
- Share a hobby or interest with your child.
- Turn off the devices and talk to your child.
- Urge your child to put best efforts into schoolwork.
- Volunteer to help with at least one school activity.
- Work near your child during study time.
- X-tra hugs are a great way to say "I love you."
- You'll get better results from praise that is specific, rather than general.
- Zoom through these ideas one more time.
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