Guiding Your Child
Elementary school can seem overwhelming to young students and to parents who are new to the experience of shepherding kids through this crucial phase of their young lives. Parents are their children's first and most important teachers, and, for children to be successful in school, parents and families need to be actively involved in their children's learning and stay involved throughout the year. This section of our Dahlia Heights website presents some ideas and resources to help kids with homework and help parents support kids as they prepare for a lifetime of success.
Recipe for Success
How can parents support student achievement? Here are some important ways:
- Help your children with their homework
- Provide a supportive environment (a quiet place with reference resources, such as a dictionary and thesaurus)
- Limit your child's TV viewing
- Attend parent-teacher conferences
- Attend parent meetings
- Read to/with your children at least 20 minutes a day
- Read school memos, newsletters, etc.
- Teach basic discipline and ensure that your children know that you support school rules
- Ensure regular, punctual attendance
- Provide for rest and good nutrition
- Set a good example for your children (including using proper language)
- Encourage your child to ask for support when needed