Don’t make quitting easy. Make sure you’re not allowing your child to quit just because they find a particular activity or pursuit difficult or challenging.
Tip of the Day September 2
Listen. You probably have a lot you want your kids to know and learn before they leave you and embark into adulthood. So it’s tempting to make every experience a teachable moment. Don’t forget that you too may learn something if you take a moment to listen.
Tip of the Day September 1
Without pushing or pressuring them, help your kids master something they find challenging. Encourage them and praise them for their effort.
Tip of the Day August 31
Even though summer break is over, continue to have fun with your kids. Set aside some time each week to spend having fun together as a family.
Tip of the Day August 30
Spark [spärk] noun 1. an individual’s deepest passions and interests that give them meaning, focus, joy and energy. Do you know your spark? Do you know your child’s spark? Learn more in our September webinar >>
Tip of the Day August 29
Model the importance of ongoing learning. Read regularly. Talk to your child about what you’re learning on the job, and consider taking a community education class to show that learning is a lifelong activity.
Tip of the Day August 28
Ask your child what would make his school experience more enjoyable, and see if there’s anything you can do to help. The more your child enjoys going to school, the more engaged he or she will be.
Tip of the Day August 27
Read your child’s school newspaper or website to keep up on what’s happening at school. Instead of asking your child “How was your day at school?”, talk about some of the issues you’ve come across.
Tip of the Day August 26
Did you know that children who feel a connection with their school are more likely to do well? Encourage your child to talk about school, attend school events, and celebrate school successes.
Tip of the Day August 25
Use teachers and counselors as resources to help your child with his academic struggles. E-mail, call, or visit teachers and counselors with your questions or concerns.