- 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)