Posts Tagged: school work

What Teachers Want Parents to Know

teachers want parents to knowThere is no question that a good teacher-parent relationship is essential to a child’s success in school. In the eyes of a child, teachers—the good ones at least—are the most important people in their lives next to their own parents.

However, there are a number of things about teachers that many parents don’t realize just yet, perhaps because they’re not saying them out loud. Well, Kylie Redford, a teacher for the Marin County Day School, does it for them in an article for The Huffington Post.

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What To Do When You Don’t Like Your Kid’s Teacher

when you don't like your kid's teacherWhen we were school kids, we had teachers we liked, and teachers we loathed for one reason or another. Now that we ourselves have become parents with kids in school, we realize that not much has changed. There are teachers we’re okay with, and there are teachers we don’t like for one reason or another. The big difference is that we are now grown-ups, which means you have to do something way more mature than scrawling graffiti that says what you think of this or that teacher, or openly mocking him or her in class.

Here are some age-appropriate things you can do when you don’t like your kid’s teacher.

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How To Establish A Good School Routine

good school routineThe transition period from summer vacation to school is perhaps one of the more stressful times of any given year. This is true not just of students, but also of parents. During summer vacations, it is typical for parents and their kids to stay up late and wake up late doing all kinds of stuff, from watching TV and DVDs to playing board games late into the night.

With summer well and truly over, it is also typical for parents and their kids to be thrown into frantic days of dragging them off their beds, arguing over who gets to use the bathroom first, preparing their lunches, driving them to school and picking them up at the end of the day. It’s a routine that can drive anyone involved a little out of whack especially in the mornings. Clearly, parents and their children need to establish a good school routine. Here are some tips for doing just that.

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The Best Way To Help Your Kids With Schoolwork

help kids with schoolworkAs parents, it is our responsibility to be there to help kids with schoolwork. Sometimes, however, we help too much to the point that we’re already the ones doing it for them. Many parents are guilty of that. In any case, that is not the right way to help kids with schoolwork, because all it ever does is take away their self-responsibility. In an article for ParentInvolvementMatters, Rick Ackerly outlines ways parents can help kids with schoolwork yet increase their self-responsibility and ownership of their learning at the same time.

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