Today's Tip for Families

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Tell Your Child You Expect Effort

The truth is, children usually do what their families expect of them. That’s why having high expectations for your child is so important. Research shows that children are more likely give school their best efforts if their families expect them to.

On the other hand, when adults say, "This just isn't your thing" or "You’ll never amount to anything," children are likely to fulfill those expectations, too.

Make it clear that you are counting on your child to learn, behave, be kind and work hard, in school and out. Also say that you are confident that your child is capable of doing all those things.

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