How We Can Support Our Children’s School Success
At this time of year, we become overwhelmed with our children’s busy school schedules and the increasing demands for homework projects. For example, our children must complete research writing assignments, complex math problems, and science fair projects. Summarized below are ten effective strategies for helping you balance your children’s daily lives:
- Teach your children how to be responsible.
- Nurture independence.
- Model resilience and conflict resolution.
- Guide your children’s spiritual and moral development.
- Schedule physical fitness and enrichment activities.
- Encourage healthy eating habits.
- Manage allowances.
- Support career exploration.
- Organize family activities, play dates, sporting events, and vacations.
- Convene family meetings.
Parents can also volunteer at the school to learn more about how they can support your children’s learning. You can become a student advocate when partnering with your child’s classmates and through various outreach and fundraising activities for the school.
Happy academic growth!
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Mary Ann Burke, Ed.D., Digital Education Expert, is a substitute distance learning teacher for Oak Grove School District in San Jose, California and the author of STUDENT-ENGAGED ASSESSMENT: Strategies to Empower All Learners (Rowman & Littlefield: 2020). Dr. Burke creates digital language arts and substitute teaching K – 12 activities for teachers and parents. She is the Cofounder of the Genparenting.com blog. Burke is the former Director II of Categorical & Special Projects for the Santa Clara County Office of Education that supports 31 school districts serving 272,321 students in Santa Clara County. She is also a previous Director – State & Federal Compliance for Oakland Unified School District, the former Director – Grantwriter for the Compton Unified School District, and was the initial VISTA Director for the Community Partnership Coalition in southern California. Much of her work focuses on creating innovative digital trainings and partnership programs for teachers and families to support students’ learning. These programs were featured as a best practice at a National Title I Conference, California’s Title I Conferences, AERA Conferences, an ASCD Conference, the NASSP Conference, and statewide educator conferences.