Tips to Succeed in School: Parents Edition

09.14.10 | Dr. Stephen Coleman | Comments[0]

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In a recent commentary I shared five tips with young people on how to succeed in school. Now that the new school year is underway, I want to share my tips with parents on how to help their sons and daughters succeed in school.

  1. First, make sure that your child does his or her homework. If you don’t care about your child’s homework neither will your child. So set a time aside every night for your youngster to buckle down and study. Over time, your child will get in the habit of studying — something that will be of tremendous help when he or she goes to college.
  2. The second tip for parents to help their children succeed in school is to make sure your student starts the day well rested and well nourished.
  3. Tip number three for parents: Take the time to talk with your child’s teachers and work with them to address any academic or disciplinary issues that your child is having.
  4. Tip number four: If your child engages in bullying, talk with your kid, talk with his or her teachers, and don’t be afraid to discipline your child. Remember the saying: Spare the rod and spoil the child. It is the job of every parent to help solve the problem of bullying — a problem that is all too common in New York and Pennsylvania.
  5. Finally, tip number five for the parents of students is to show an interest in what your kid is doing in school and encourage your student to be the best that he or she can be.

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