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Be an Involved Parent

Parents Make a Difference

Studies show that children whose parents are engaged in their education have higher grades, better behavior, better attendance and improved social skills. We will provide ten ways you can be a more involved parent. Last week we featured five ways and this week we will share an additional five.

Be There to Help-Your child will inevitably become frustrated with or stuck on an assignment. Let them do as much as they can on their own, but make sure they know you’re available to help.

Volunteer-Help in classrooms, join parent groups, and assist with after-school events. Your child will enjoy seeing you at school.

Set Routines-Have a nighttime routine that includes getting everything ready for the next day, and a morning routine that includes a good breakfast and getting to school on time.

Read Together-Fostering a love of reading is one of the most important ways you can help your child succeed in school. Visit the library often, and make reading together a part of your daily routine

Embrace Learning Opportunities-Take advantage of everyday opportunities to teach your child something new. When it storms, talk about how lightning forms. Take walks and discuss the things that you see. And if you don’t know something, look it up together.

Link to First Five Ways