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.