Preparing your child for success

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There are many ways that parents can support their children’s learning at home and throughout the school year. Parents seem to be experiencing increasing pressure regarding their children’s education. Everyone wants their child to read well and be successful

In order to help your child be equipped, balanced and focused you must first understand what success is to the child. When parents and families are involved in their children’s schools, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school.

How can we best prepare our children for success at school?

1.     1.   Establish a relationship with your child’s school teacher. This will show that you are interested in your child education and success. Make it clear that you want the teacher to contact you if any problems develop with your child. This will also help you know the child’s strength and weaknesses and you can start from there.

2.      2.  Minimize Screen Time: if a child spends too much time on the Internet or watching television and movies will reduce your children’s chances for success at school. Television and Internet use limit your child’s opportunities for social interaction. Second, television and Internet use affect your child’s interest in reading, doing projects, experiential discovery and play, or participating in extra-curricular activities that are significantly more enriching than screen time

3.     3.   Be involved in your child’s school: There are many people at your child’s school who are there to help your child learn, grow socially and emotionally, and navigate the school environment     success

4.     4.   Make sure that your child gets homework done. Ensure your child knows that you think education is important and that homework needs to be done. You can also help your child with homework by setting aside a special place to study, establishing a regular time for homework, and removing distractions such as the television etc.

5.     5.   Introduce and encourage your child to use the library. Libraries are places of learning and discovery for everyone. Helping your child find out about libraries will set him on the road to being an independent learner.

6.      6.  Develop Extra-Curricular Interests: extra-curricular like Sport and music are activities that can be worthwhile for children to participate in

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