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.
Help your child succeed in school by attending parent-teacher conferences and school events.
Set clear rules of how you want your child to act. Then have clear consequences when those rules are violated.
Ask your child what he or she believes in most. Find out why.
Help your child to plan ahead. Show how good plans have a number of steps.
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