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Parenting tips for a successful school year

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· Each evening find time to listen and talk with your children.

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-Listen to what they are saying and how they are feeling. Use this opportunity to enlarge vocabulary.

· Let your child know how proud you are of their academic growth and accomplishments.

-Remember to praise the small achievements.

· Encourage and support your child’s school work daily.

-Sit down with them to look over assignments, papers returned, and homework.

· Instill a strong work ethic and can do attitude within your child.

-Praise, encourage, age-appropriate chores, and share stories about how hard work and persistence pays off.

· Make sure your children see themselves as problem solvers.

- Make problem solving a fun part of your home. Read problem-solving stories together. DIY projects together. Teach your children to break any problem into manageable parts, so tasks do not seem impossible.

· Reading each night, school work and other academic activities over nonacademic activities.

-Set age appropriate standards in your home about academic expectations.

· Help with homework when needed.

-Provide a quiet, well lit, place with everything needed to do school work.

· Get to know your child’s teacher.

-Ask about your child’s academic strengths, weaknesses and how you can help.

· Bedtime Reading each evening.

-Approximately thirty minutes before bedtime the only activity should be to read books in bed.

R.R.Cratty

-Learning at home by Rhonda Cratty is a parent resource, filled with ideas to help children become the best they can be. Daily activities for family fun, that make subjects become more than pencil and paper, moving learning into everyday life. Learning at home can be purchased in print or eBook form through http://www.amazon.com/dp/1494917203

For more information please see http://famfunlearn.com/

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