Here are some helpful tips:

  • Create a routine at home. Having predictable times for eating, studying, relaxation and sleeping cuts down on stress and helps to free your child’s mind for schoolwork.

  • Get involved at school. Show your child you care by attending conferences and school activities.

  • Encourage your child to spend the last 10 minutes of study time each evening previewing the next lesson.

  • Review the day’s activities. Each evening, ask your child to show you her assignments. Talk about when they are due, and what she plans to work on first.

  • Go beyond the classroom. Be on the lookout for ways to help your child relate schoolwork to real life. Look for items in the news that relate to her classwork. Talk about how this news affects people. For example, help her calculate how much your family will spend to fill up your car as gas prices change.

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