• Limit chaos in the mornings. You want it to be drama free so
that your child starts school with a calm spirit. Even if you aren’t a
morning person, force yourself to get up early and start the day right.
• Take the time to read everything that is sent home from school.
When your child isn’t prepared, it causes him to feel stress.
• Watch educational channels instead of more popular shows.
• Develop relationships with other parents. You can then call
with questions and form study groups.
• Use the time in the car to discuss what your child is learning in
class. The music is more fun, and you may have things to think
about, but getting your child in the habit of sharing the knowledge he
is learning in class will help him greatly in the long run
|• Never speak negatively about a teacher in front of your child.
If he sees you don’t respect the teacher he will feel it’s okay for him
to show disrespect in the classroom.
• Make an effort to tie items you purchase for your child to his
behavior at home. If the room isn’t clean, the chores aren’t done,
and there are disrespectful moments, you shouldn’t feel the need to
purchase anything special for your child.
• Return forms to school in a timely fashion. This will not only
help the school but also teach your child the value of being prompt and
on time with assignments.