You want your child’s K-12 experience to be one that they look back on fondly. You also want your child to develop into a well-rounded individual who is ready to succeed in the world. Since the years between kindergarten and graduating from high school are so critical for the development of your child, you want to support them in school as best you can. Here are a few ways to support your child during their years of K-12 education.
- Get involved—You don’t have to volunteer for every committee to get involved with your child’s education. Attend back-to-school nights and curriculum nights, so you can get to know your child’s teachers and what they are being taught. Ask your child about what they are learning and provide your support if they need help.
- Send your child ready to learn—A child won’t be able to learn if they don’t come to school prepared. Make sure your child receives plenty of sleep at night, eats a well-rounded breakfast before coming to school, and develops organizational skills that can help them get ready and complete their homework each evening.
- Teach basic skills—Learning life skills as well as academic skills is important during your child’s formative K-12 years. Help your child learn how to study, find ways to inspire an intrinsic love of learning, and teach them to form personal relationships with classmates and peers that develop into friendships.