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TWENTY WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL!
- Take your child to the library.
- Have your child read orally to you.
- Read to your child from the newspaper, magazines and good children's books. Then ask questions to check for comprehension.
- Help your child study the weekly spelling list.
- Quiz your child on math facts.
- Help your child write letters to relatives and friends. Stress neat handwriting.
- Encourage your child to keep a diary.
- Make mealtimes pleasant times for sharing good things with the whole family (no electronics or cell phones at the table!)
- Have your child help plan and cook a meal. Read the recipe together and plan the shopping and preparation.
- Discourage junk foods. Provide fresh fruits and vegetables for snacks.
- Stress good school attendance.
- Be sure your child gets enough rest.
- Be sure your child eats a good breakfast whether at home or at school.
- Be positive about school and about learning.
- Encourage your child with comments and praise for the good choices he/she makes.
- Have a particular study time away from distractions like television, video games and cell phones. Provide a quiet and comfortable place to study.
- Encourage your child's creativity. Help with school projects and work, but don't do them for your child.
- Remember that your child is unique. Don't compare him/her to his/her siblings or to other children.
- Make sure your child has your undivided attention some time each day.
- Get acquainted with your child's teacher early in the school year. Educating your child requires the combined efforts of both school and home.