Ready, Set, Learn
We are so happy that you are visiting our website and look forwarding to providing information and resources that are relevant to the challenges and joys of parenting today. Here are some best practices designed to help you set your child up to be an enthusiastic learner throughout his or her school years.
- Work with your child to create a personal study area that is comfortable, well lit, and stocked with school supplies. Use shelves and containers to do away with clutter. Add a touch of playfulness with colorful accessories.
- Establish daily homework routines. Because homework gives a child the chance to delve into learning, it helps foster a keen appetite for knowledge and a healthy respect for trial and error. These factors may propel your child to take leaps of faith into uncharted realms of discovery.
- Be the learning Coach! Schedule time every day to sit with your child as he or she explains and thinks through their homework assignments. If it becomes apparent that your child is not grasping studies and assignments, email the teacher or request a conference.
- Dedicate a “Launch Pad,” a space where your child can place all the “out the door” essentials needed for school the next day.
- Engage in brainstorming sessions with your child to identify all the resources and strategies he or she may be able to use to stay on top of their work. Beyond the organizational tools like student planners, consider every possible untapped and unexpected source of support.
- Find out about your school’s PTA/PTSA membership drive. Getting involved in your child’s school by joining the PTA/PTSA is a must!
- Get a Parent Portal account to review progress, attendance, and assignments. If you don’t have an account, find out who can assist at the school and request a Parent Portal workshop to be delivered by The Parent Academy.
- High school is a pivotal time for your student to identify goals to take advantage of post-secondary learning and career options. Be involved in the planning process. Helping your child achieve their goals is rewarding and a wonderful opportunity to interact with them as they mature and become young adults.
- In the middle and high school years, your support is needed as much as ever.
- Just consider the wonderful truth that while you are your child’s first and best teacher, your child may also be teaching you things you never knew you did not know.
Knowing how much you love your child, we humbly offer these ideas to make education a centerpiece of family life. We encourage you to take advantage of the many Free Parent Academy Workshops offered in the following focus areas:
- Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
- Home-School Connection
- Parents for Peace
- Pathways to Family Enhancement
- Parenting in the New Millennium