How Parents Can Help

    • Work with your child's teacher and school to keep the lines of communication open.
    • Partner with the teacher to enhance the academic success and social well being of your child.
    • Attend parent-teacher meetings and stay informed about your child's academic progress.  Discuss with your child's teacher what you can do at home to help your child.
    • Talk with your child daily about school.  Ask your child what he or she learned that day.
    • Review your child's homework each evening, and consult homework websites if available.  Be sure that your child completes all of his or her assignments.

    Tips to Help Your Child Succeed

    • Encourage your child to read
      It is the single most important thing you can do to help your child succeed in school.
    • Monitor TV viewing and video game playing
      Set limits on the amount of time your child spends watching TV and playing video games.
    • Encourage your child to use the library
      Go to your local library together; obtain a library card for your child.
    • Help your child learn to use the Internet safely and effectively
      Spend time online with your child.
    • Encourage your child to be responsible and to work independently
      Help your child choose activities that build his or her knowledge, responsibility and independence.