Do you get overwhelmed with all the papers and homework that your kids bring home from school? Sometimes they hand it to you right when you are not able to give it the attention it needs. A good solution is to designate a place in your home where only these bulletins, project notifications, or papers to be signed will be placed. It needs to be a place where you won’t forget about them but also a place where they won’t get crumpled or spilled on. This can be a basket in a central place or a clipboard for each child on a wall. Teach your children to take the papers out of their backpack each day after school and place them in the designated spot, then you can review them at a more convenient time.
This article is written by an Occupational Therapist named Victoria Prooday. It has great tips to start a new school year right and help our kids be successful.
Why our children are so bored at school, cannot wait, get easily frustrated and have no real friends.
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Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
“..students with involved parents, no matter their income or background, are more likely to:
Harvard Family Research Project
“The results… indicate that parental involvement is associated with higher student achievement outcomes….For the overall population of students, on average, the achievement scores of children with highly involved parents was higher than children with less involved parents.”
Visible Learning: John Hattie Study on Influences And Effect Sizes Related To Student Achievement
Parental Involvement has a greater effect on student achievement than Quality of Teaching, Class Size, or Teacher Training, among others.
The directors of PEERS love sharing anything that will help parents more easily be involved in their child's education and feel successful as a parent of a school aged child. We have all felt the struggle and found successes along the way that we want to share with you!