Magazine article Working Mother

School Year Success

Magazine article Working Mother

School Year Success

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A new school year is starting and with it comes all kinds of possibilities.

How do you help your child have a great year? Start by setting aside time every day to learn what's on your child's mind and whether he's having any problems in school-try to listen more than you talk. Make an effort to read all the newsletters, flyers and calendars that come home so you're up to speed on school events, even if your child forgets to tell you about them. When you attend those activities, chat with the other parents. It's a great way to share tips and pick up information about what's happening at school. Plus, you'll make new friends.

Three Ways to Have a Better Relationship with Your Child's Teacher

1 Try to meet your child's teacher before the school year begins. Contact your school office to see if a meeting can be arranged, especially if you have concerns to discuss.

2 Attend Back to School Night and ask questions about parent involvement and communication policies. …

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