Here are some things you can do when your children are young:
Here are some helpful messages that will encourage your children to do their homework:
Building and strengthening your child's connection to others can improve his social and teamwork skills. Here are some ways to do that:
Parents need to instill in their kids the message that education provides them the opportunity to shape their own future. Here are some ways to do that:
Children need active, even noisy, learning as well as the quiet learning at school. At home, encourage your child's active learning by inspiring them to:
Your involvement in key. Here's how you can hit home the important message about success in school:
1. Share our own experiences and goals. Children tend to adopt our ideals. They need to know how we feel about making an effort, working hard, and planning ahead.
2. Establish realistic, consistent family rules. Set rules for work around the house so your children can develop schedules and stable routines. Children need limits set even though they will test these limits over and over again. Children need to know what they can depend on -- and they need to be able to depend on the rules we make.
3. Encourage your children to think about the future. Children need realistic, reasonable expectations, and they need the satisfaction of having some of these expectations met. They need to take part in making decisions (and to learn that sometimes this means sacrificing fun now for benefits later), and they need to find out what happens as a result of decisions they've made.
Source: Helping Your Child Succeed in School, by Dorothy Rich (U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement, 1992)
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