School success starts at home. Create a homework center (an office desk, a kitchen table) where your child can do homework. Make sure that it’s stocked with enough supplies!
Tip of the Day July 31
Support out-of-school reading by getting your child a library card. (Actually, get everyone in your family a library card.) Then make it a habit to go to the library once a week to find new books.
Tip of the Day July 30
Volunteer with Special Olympics and do sports activities alongside a person with a physical challenge.
Tip of the Day July 29
In a recent, national survey, 75% of parenting adults say their teen shows or tells them that they are loved often. 83% of teens say their parent show or tells them they are loved often. Get strategies for being a better parent here.
Tip of the Day July 28
Have a back-to-school planning family meeting. Talk about your hopes and dreams for the coming year, your values and priorities (e.g., Do grades matter? Test scores? Having fun learning?), and responsibilities. Use a talking piece to be sure everyone gets a chance to hear and be heard.
Don’t let the beginning of the school year catch you by surprise! Take inventory of clothing and school supply needs and start adjusting sleep patterns to get back into a regular routine before the night before school starts.
Tip of the Day July 23
Create an indoor or outdoor obstacle course together, and then try it out. Time each person and aim for your personal best.