Well like it or not summer is over and the kids are back in school. So here are a few suggestions from a therapist and ex-teacher for getting the best out of your child’s school year.
- Put your child’s teacher and school on your daily prayer list. They need as much heavenly intervention as possible. Encourage your children to do the same and not just before tests.
- Be proactive. Meet your child’s teacher and not just at back to school night. Encourage their teacher; let them know they have your support. Don’t forget the Middle School or High School teachers. Just because your child is older does not mean the teachers need less support on the contrary they need even more.
- Send notes of encouragement to your child’s teacher. Tell them you like the assignments or the way they are doing things. Teachers are under a lot of stress with all that is required of them, give them a boost periodically.
- Promote a love for learning in your children and praise their efforts in school work.
- Breakfast is so important to your child’s day. Don’t let them out the door without some fuel in their tanks. Chips and a cola is not breakfast. Your child needs brain food.
Understand you are the primary teacher in your children’s lives. Learning is important at home and at school. Support your child’s education. Educate your children.
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