By cultivating the right attitudes and good work habits, parents can help make sure that their children are able to take advantage of all that is offered at school in the second half of the year.
Make sure they know that school is interesting and important, and that parents are valued partners.
Be prepared. Know the school rules. Know what type of homework is assigned, how often, and how long it should take to complete. This information helps your child prepare for each day.
Talk with your child’s teachers throughout the year. They need your help and have as much to learn from you as you do from them.
Attend events at your child’s school.
Talk often with your child about what is happening at school. Ask questions about schoolwork, teachers, and activities.
This will show that you really are interested and really do consider school important.
Establish and maintain a good learning environment at home. Read with your child. Check homework every night, serving as a coach.
Ask teachers for advice. They know about child development and they spend a lot of time with your child.
Be sure to give teachers information such as changes in family circumstances, illness, or a death that could upset your child’s learning.
Teachers can better address a child’s needs if they know the circumstances that might be affecting behavior.