Published April 1996
by Tutor"s Press .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||89|
You can provide support, of course, but somewhere around the beginning of middle school, your child should take the lead. Get support for your efforts to boost their self-advocacy. Make sure your child does homework. Ask your child each day what he or she did at school. Make sure your child studies and finishes assignments. Read your child's report cards. Find homework help for your child. If it is difficult for you to help your child with homework or school projects, see if you can find someone else who can help. By making school and homework as pressure-free as possible, you can help protect him from stress and boost his academic achievement. Show enthusiasm for your child's interests and encourage her to explore subjects that fascinate her. PAUL TOUGH is the author of Helping Children Succeed and How Children Succeed, which spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists and was translated into twenty-eight languages. He is also the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and by:
Nothing is more important than your support for your child as she goes through school. Make sure she gets any extra help she needs as soon as possible and always encourage her and praise her efforts. Talk with Your Child. Talking and listening play major roles in children's school success. Develop a partnership with your child's teachers and school staff. 1. Meet your child's teacher. As soon as the school year starts, try to find a way to meet your child's teacher. Let the teacher know you want to help your child learn. Make it clear that you want the teacher to contact you if any problems develop with your : Colorín Colorado. As your teen matures, the goal should be to help your teen be able to manage her time and impulses better. After all, you won’t be there to monitor her internet use when she’s in college. So there may be times you need to let your teen make some mistakes. Let her get distracted by technology, and then make sure she faces natural consequences. Find a specific place to put scissors, paper, crayons, and other supplies your child uses, and help her get in the habit of putting them back where they belong the way she'll have to do in her Author: Diane Debrovner.
For more information about reading, see the U.S. Department of Education booklet, Helping Your Child Become a Reader, listed in the Resources section, page. Talk with Your Child Talking and listening play major roles in children’s school success. It’s through hearing. Though the picture looks dire, character strengths like perseverance, conscientiousness, self-control, and optimism can help kids succeed in spite of hardship, according to Tough. They are not easily taught, though, at least not directly. The most effective way to help our children succeed has little to do with baking pies for school fundraisers or rushing to school meetings. READ MORE: Back-to-school . Book: Learning Decoded by Heather Bragg, M.A. In her book, Learning Decoded, Heather Bragg guides parents through the sometimes arduous process of figuring out how to help your child with difficult school tasks through her unique three step process: Input, Output, and Process. But it’s .