Make sure your child is safe in your neighborhood. Find the McGruff House (or apartment) nearest you.
Encourage your child to admit mistakes. When you make mistakes, do the same.
Emphasize the parts of learning that help your child to be motivated to do well in school. If your child wilts at memorizing, find another way to help your child learn the information in a fun way.
Become the parent you’ve always wanted to be.
Encourage your child to find adults at school who they care about. Teachers. Librarians. Cooks. Aides. Volunteers. School bus drivers. They’re out there.
Learn if there’s anything that’s making your child feel uncertain or out of control. Find ways to empower your child.
With your child, identify the adults who your child enjoys being with.
When you get upset as a parent, stop and take a deep breath. (Or many breaths!) Calm down before you decide what to do next.
Practice ways your child can resist negative peer pressure.
Find out what gets your child excited to jump out of bed in the morning.
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