Help Your Child Succeed

  •       Research shows that children succeed in school if parents and caregivers take an active part in their education. A good education is important for finding a good job and having a good future. It makes sense to help your child do will at school.  Most parents want to get more involved in their child's education, but may not be sure how to begin. A great starting point is sharing a positive attitude about school with your child. Check out www.learningtogive.org for more great information on helping your student be successful in school.

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    Parents are Their Childrens First Teachers

    Provide Tips for Parents including:

          Getting to know your child's school and teacher.Making sure your child attends class.Volunteering with your child's class.Making the most of parent-teacher conferences.List engagement activities.

    Below you will find active ways to help your children succeed in school and in life by providing them with the following:

    • Encouragement - Give your child praise for efforts and for completing assignments.
    • Availability - Encourage your child to do the work independently, but be available for assistance.
    • Scheduling - Establish a set time to do homework each day. You may want to use a calendar to keep track of assignments and due dates.
    • Space - Provide a space for homework, stocked with necessary supplies, such as pencils, pens, paper, dictionaries, a computer, and other reference materials.
    • Discipline - Help your child focus on homework by removing distractions, such as television, radio, telephone, and interruptions from siblings and friends.
    • Modeling - Consider doing some of your work, such as paying bills or writing letters, during your child's homework time.
    • Support - Talk to your child about difficulties with homework. Be willing to talk to your child's teacher to resolve problems in a positive manner.
    • Involvement - Familiarize yourself with the  Homework Policy. Make sure that you and your child understand the teacher's expectations. At the beginning of the year, you may want to ask your child's teacher:

          What kinds of assignments will you give?  How often do you give homework?  How much time are the students expected to spend on them?  What type of involvement do you expect from parents?