Text Box: To help you have a doggone good year with your child!

ABC's for Parents

Ask your child about their day at school
Instead of “What did you do in school today?”
ask “What is one interesting fact you learned in Social Studies today?”

Begin your child's day with a nutritious breakfast. 
Better yet, eat breakfast with your child.
Congratulate your child for doing well- even on small things!
Leave a note, send them an email, whisper it in their ears…
Discuss homework with your child. 

Ask them to teach you something!

Encourage your child to read.
The best way to become a better reader is to read, read, and read some more!
Find a quiet place for your child to study and do homework. 
Many kids can’t handle distractions such as TV, music or family conversations while working.
G
ive your child responsibility.
The best way to become responsible is to have jobs that require responsibility!
Hug your child to build self worth.
Include your child in making simple family decisions.
Join a library with your child and visit it often!
Keep your child on a schedule that includes exercise and sleep.
Limit TV viewing and computer games.
M
ake the time you spend with your child special.
Notice and discuss changes in your child's behavior. 

Children often need help dealing with their emotions.
Offer to help your child organize school papers.
Come up with a system that works and stick to it!
Being organized is one of the best ways to becoming a successful student!

Provide your child with good role models.
Question the activities your child shares with friends.
Respect your child's right to have opinions different from yours.
Share an interest or a hobby with your child.
Take time to listen to your child.
Sometimes just listening is the best way to communicate with your child.
Urge your child to take risks by letting them know it is okay to fail.
Visit places of interest with your child.
Work with your child to set up rules of behavior.
Xerox and save records or articles that benefit your child.
Yield positive results by encouraging your child to
always do their best.
Zoom through these ABCs again and again!