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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids To Success

Look for a great school where teachers are engaged with students and parents can stay involved. Get to know their teachers and don't hesitate to discuss concerns.

Every child has a legal right to a quality education, so be willing to fight for your rights.

Reading with your kids promotes their intellectual development. If finances are issues, your local library is free.

Emphasize effort and understanding about homework. Strive to be with your child to watch him in a basketball practice or sit with your child over homework at least for an hour.

Keep focused on your child's academics, but make sure you are as well supporting your child's dreams and not your dreams for your child.

Go together for fun at zoos, museums and aquariums.

Support their learning by searching for extracurricular classes and programs that interest them. You might also want to talk to your bank or financial advisers about tax-free college funds.

If you tell them you value education, then get one. Research shows that the further moms go in school, the further their children go.

Children respond better to steady, positive vocabulary and clear direction and nobody responds well to constantly being berated.

Education is a process. If your kids are curious & disciplined about learning, it's because you made them that way. Ask the hard questions, educate yourself and stay committed to your child's success.