Get To Know the ABCs of Helping Your Child in School
Looking for ways to help your child in school this year? Just remember your ABCs:

. Ask your child about school each day.

. Bedtime is important. Make sure your child gets enough sleep.

. Choose activities your child will like. Leave time for play.

. Do things together. Car time is a great time for talking.

. Eat together as a family as often as you can.

. Find a quiet place for your child to study.

. Get to know your child's teacher.

. Homework helps kids learn. Set a regular study time. .Involve your child in making decisions when you can.

. Join your school's parent-teacher organization.

. Know the school's rules. Your child should know them, too.

. Libraries are free. Visit your library often.

. Make some special time to spend with your child.

. Notice and discuss any changes in your child's behavior.

. Organization saves time. Have a place for school supplies.

. Play games together.

. Questions help children learn. Help find the answers.

. Read with your child.

. Share a hobby or interest with your child.

. Turn off the TV.

. Urge your child to do his best in school.

. Volunteer to help with at least one school activity.

. Work near your child when he is doing homework.

. X-tra hugs are a great way to say "I love you".

. Yield good results by praising your child.

. Zoom through these ideas one more time.

Source: Parents Make the Difference, September 2001