Tips

There are many ways to encourage your child to achieve. The best preparation takes place throughout the school year.

 
 
 
 
  • Talk with your child’s teachers regularly about your child’s progress and what you can do to help him or her improve.

 

  • Set high expectations for your child. Make it clear that school should be priority #1.

 

  • Dedicate at least 15 minutes each day to talking with your child and reading with him or her.

 

  • Provide a quiet place for your child to study.

 

  • Help your child with homework.

 

  • Show interest in what your child is doing in school.

 

  • Limit the amount of television your child watches and discuss what he or she sees on TV.

 

  • Monitor the time your child spends playing video games and is on the Internet.

 

  • Encourage your child to eat a balanced breakfast.

 (Adopted from http://www.msde.maryland.gov/NR/rdonlyres/D880A550-54C3-4621-AE7E-1AC0CABC022C/34439/Parents_Guide_MSA_2012_r122012_.pdf)