- Create an atmosphere at home that encourages learning.
If your child knows you see value to their education, he/she is much more likely to value it as well. Clearly communicate that you expect them to graduate.
- Help your children strive for a well-balanced life.
Establish routines so that your child gets adequate sleep, nutrition,
and exercise. Provide limits to TV, video games, and electronic devices.
- Insist on daily attendance at school.
Sometimes the key to success is in showing up. Everyone has days where they don’t feel 100%, but even 70% is better than 0%. Regular school attendance also prepares children for the world of work.
- Help your children learn to organize themselves and their time.
Encourage your child to have a regular time for working on their courses. Help him/her learn to utilize the assignment calendar and monitor their progress. Make sure they are staying on pace.
- Encourage your child to take notes and engage in their courses.
Actively engaging in will increase your child’s understanding as well as their success in their classes.
- Develop a good relationship with your child’s teachers/BSA counselor.
Good communications between home and school makes it easier for your child to excel. It also helps when situations arise and communication is necessary to resolve them. If you have questions, please let us know.
- Talk to your child about school.
This age is critical in terms of social and educational development. Talking with your child about their day not only helps you and your child stay connected, it also allows you to provide support and guidance as they navigate the road to adulthood.