It’s been about a month since school started and everything is in full swing. Did you know that one of the top factors in a student’s success is the support of Mom, Dad, and everyone else at home? Of course, we know that you’re always trying to help your young learner succeed; after all, you made the decision to send him or her to the wonderful Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford. You’ve also always been your child’s first teachers and role models, consistently instilling core values. In this blog, we’re going to give you some creative ideas on how to help your child make this the best year yet!
- Positivity is contagious.
Your child takes clues from your behavior and attitude on how to deal with the world around him or her, and this includes how you feel about school. When it comes to learning, you should always be positive and encouraging. But if situations arise when positivity is difficult, be ready with some ideas on how to look at things from a more constructive perspective: “Positive Attitude Activities for Kids.”
- Conversation is invaluable.
The best way to show your support for your child is to show genuine interest in what they do when it comes to school and extracurricular activities. This means having conversations — about the good and the bad things — and really listening and responding to what your child says. Whether you discuss the day as soon as your child comes home, at dinner, or before bed, make sure to carve out some time in your routine to have these meaningful conversations. Not sure where to start? Check out Scholastic’s “School Day Conversation Cards.”
- Homework takes teamwork.
We’re not suggesting that you should do your child’s homework, but instead to let him or her know that you are there to help when needed. For some great advice on how to assist without assisting too much, visit our blog “5 Tips for Helping with Homework.”
- The school community is for everyone.
The moment you enroll your child in one of our schools, you immediately become a member of our parent-teacher organization called the Home and School Association (HSA). The association is a great resource for keeping on top of volunteer opportunities, school events, and special initiatives that can make you an active participant in your child’s school community. For other ways you can get involved, visit “How to Get Involved With Your Child’s School.”
What are some of the ways you’ll help your young learner to have the best school year yet? Let us know on our social media.