INSIDE CANNON SCHOOLS
SUBMITTED BY BARBARA PARKER
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 6:30 am
• Establish a daily family routine, including healthy eating and sleeping habits.
Reprinted from the national PTA website
• Build their child’s self-esteem by expressing interest in the child’s schoolwork and affirming the child’s worth through positive messages.
• Communicate openly with the school and contact the school when they are aware of issues concerning their child’s school success.
• Set high and realistic standards for their child.
• Check on homework regularly and ask questions about their child’s work.
• Read or talk with their child. Connect everyday experiences to what is being learned in school.
• Express high but realistic expectations for their child.
• Use community learning opportunities. Expose their child to the library, museums, the theater, concerts, etc. Encourage their child to join clubs, scouts, after-school sports or fine arts, and other community programs.
• Monitor out-of-school activities and set expectations for appropriate behavior.
• Model learning at home by playing games, reading newspapers or magazines, and discussing current events.