Here are some ways to help your child earn better grades:
Make sure learning comes first. Give your child many opportunities to get excited about learning. Keep puzzles and paint, books and binoculars available for your child to use.
Keep the balance. Help your children balance school and sports, work and play. Balance TV time with exercise and reading.
Read every day. Reading aloud lets you expose your child to books that might be too difficult for her to tackle on her own. You’ll help build her vocabulary and stretch her horizons.
Set up a place to keep all school supplies. Buy—and teach your child to use—an assignment notebook.
Make sure your discipline is firm, fair, and consistent. Children need—and want—limits. Don’t hesitate to limit TV time or to set up a regular study hour.
Get involved as a volunteer at your child’s school.
Get help if your child struggles. Ask the teacher what you can do at home. Consider using a high school honor society student as a tutor.
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