Get To Know the ABCs of Helping Your Child in School
Looking for ways to help your child in school this year? Just remember your ABCs:
. 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. Car time is a great time for talking.
. 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.
. Homework helps kids learn. Set a regular study time. .Involve your child in making decisions when you can.
. Join your 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 find the answers.
. Read with your child.
. Share a hobby or interest with your child.
. Turn off the TV.
. Urge your child to do his best in school.
. Volunteer to help with at least one school activity.
. Work near your child when he is doing homework.
. X-tra hugs are a great way to say "I love you".
. Yield good results by praising your child.
. Zoom through these ideas one more time.
Source: Parents Make the Difference, September 2001