Let's face it, there are different things every year...different room, different teachers, new students, new subjects, etc.
On top of all that, teachers have reputations among students. Certain rooms may have stories told about them. Some subjects have a reputation for being challenging. Whatever it is, getting students to talk about whatever is on their minds, as well as developing a plan to overcome "hurdles," is a good idea.
This week you'll find some guidelines of things to talk to your son or daughter about as the first day of school approaches OR even after school has started.
BE GENTLE AND UNDERSTANDING. These issues may not seem very important to you, but they can be very real to your child
Two weeks ago we discussed the advantages of setting up a place for your student to do homework.
Every student needs to know where he or she will do homework. Having all the materials together in one place, with the right lighting, an appropriate place to write, and be comfortable reading, simply make the process of getting homework started and completed easier.
This week, we'll take that one step further.
This is a week to sit down with your child and work out some details. I promise you that taking the time now will save you much "negotiation" later on!
Here's to the best year ever,