With all single moms have to manage – the job, the cooking, the shopping, the laundry, the cleaning – when do you possibly have time to be involved in your high school child’s education?
Contrary to popular belief, this is when your child needs you the most. High school is the time when everything counts. Their school experience to this point has merely been practice for the big game!
Support Optimal Learning Habits at Home
- Make sure your child knows your expectations for their academic achievement.
- The first 5 weeks of school can make or break the rest of the year. Monitor their progress weekly for the first 5 weeks to make sure they aren’t falling behind in homework or struggling too much with a particular subject.
- Set aside two hours of study time per evening. This will prevent them from getting out of doing homework by saying they don’t have homework or finished it at school.
- Periodically, ask your child what they are discussing in each class. If you don’t know much about the subject, ask them to “teach” you.
- Monitor your child’s attendance for each class. Absenteeism is one of the most reliable indicators of student success or failure.
Strategy #3 will be featured in tomorrow’s blog post.
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