The winter holidays are just about over, and back to school, our children will go. I write about subjects that are going on in my home, and this my friends is one of them. Hopefully, you’re here because you want to know how to help your child succeed in elementary school. If you find this information helpful, consider sharing it with other parents. Thank you.
How to Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School
Most every parent will agree that education starts at home. Parents are the first example of knowledge; we teach our child how to speak, read, and write all before they enter the classroom. While some children learn slower than others, the key to academic success starts at home. Today I’m going to discuss some ways you can help your child succeed in elementary school because it indeed takes a village to help children gain a solid education.
Visiting the School often will help your child succeed
Most elementary schools will have an open house and various other events throughout your child’s time in elementary school. Be sure to visit the school during all parent-friendly events so that you can gain a good relationship with your child’s teachers and other pertinent people who interact with your elementary child every day. Knowing the layout of the school as well as the adults who engage with your child during their days in elementary school will help to build trust, support and confidence in both you and your child as they attend the elementary school to gain an education.
Support the Teacher
Never discuss negative commentary about your elementary child’s teacher in front of them. An elementary-aged student isn’t going to understand adult concepts, and quite often they’ll hear a parent speak ill about an adult who teaches them and return to school showing that person disrespect. Be sure to discuss any issues you may have with your child’s teacher privately so that your child isn’t brought into adult conversations. You should always find ways to support and work with your child’s elementary teacher. You might be surprised by how many teachers are happy to work with parents.
Send Child Ready to Learn
If you want to help your child succeed in elementary school, you’ll need to create a regular bedtime routine for school nights so that your child attends school well-rested and ready to learn. Be sure to feed your child a nutritious breakfast that has minimal, if any, sugar in the ingredients so that they don’t have a sugar rush first thing in school with an afternoon crash. Breakfast, snacks and lunch items during elementary school days should consist of proteins that will keep your child’s mind and body ready to learn. In addition to the food selections, having an adequate sleep routine at night and a good bed mattress (affiliate link) will ensure your child is prepared to learn and can focus all day long at school.
Teach Organization Skills
Organizational skills are a vital key to success in elementary school when they have a lot of graded homework and parental notices coming home. Get your child some folders and a binder set up with a space for homework, graded work, notes to and from the teacher and so forth. Teaching your elementary child to stay organized will help make sure you can adequately communicate with the teacher, and that your child will know where homework is when they arrive at school.
Raising a child who attends elementary school can be quite a learning curve for us parents as well. These tips I shared today will help you push your child towards academic success in elementary school and beyond. We can do this!!
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