- Step 1: Write down goals Sit with your kids and brainstorm and list their goals on paper.
- TIP: Put the list of goals in a place where they can see it every day.
- Step 2: Help them get organized Get them organized. Have them write down their assignments and extra curricular activities in a planner.
- Step 3: Encourage Encourage your children to reach their goals. Let them know that you believe they can accomplish anything.
- Step 4: Understand your child Understand that your children may learn differently than you do. Help them learn in ways they can understand.
- TIP: If your child has a learning style that you cannot accommodate, consult with or hire a tutor who meets your child's needs.
- Step 5: Check their homework Check that their homework assignments have been completed. Assist your kids when are having difficulties.
- Step 6: Focus on accomplishments Focus on their accomplishments and not on their failures.
- Step 7: Reward them Reward your kids for their hard work with privileges such as watching television, using the internet, or hanging out with friends.
- FACT: In 2006, public schools spent approximately $9,138 per student in the United States.
You Will Need
- Pen and paper
- Tutor (optional)