It has been shown that when parents support their child's schoolwork children will:
---show more interest
---get higher grades
---score higher on achievement tests
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
1. Set up a study area. Have it quiet, comfortable, well lit, and properly supplied.
2. Schedule daily homework times. You will want to choose the right amount of time, be on hand if possible, avoid conflicts and leave the TV off!
3. Don't do your child's homework. Instead, you will want to go through directions together, point out resources, and encourage your child to solve problems before asking for help.
WAYS TO MOTIVATE YOUR CHILD
Your words and actions make a difference.
1. Give lots of encouragement.
2. Praise your child often when your child does well.
3. Reward with a special treat after a project or a long lesson.
HELPING WITH STUDY SKILLS
1. Help organize your child's assignments.
2. Schedule their time by writing down all their activities--including homework in a daily/weekly planner.
3. If following directions are difficult, break them down into steps.
4. Have your child take notes as they read.
5. Plan long range assignments.
6. Help your child study for tests--NOT the night before.
SHOW THAT LEARNING MATTERS
1. Help your child connect with ideas.
2. Talk about current events.
3. Read up on subjects and share your findings.
4. Read often---Your example carries a strong message to your child.
TEAM UP WITH YOUR TEACHERS
1. Meet regularly.
2. Know what is expected.
3. Discuss any homework problems.
4. Review papers and projects your child brings home.