Saturday, June 6, 2015
Homework teaches many lessons
It’s important that children learn to take responsibility for their own homework. Taking charge of homework can teach students not only the subject matter, but also important life lessons such as perseverance, time management and initiative. When they fulfill their homework responsibilities, children learn that they can handle things themselves. Remember, it’s not your homework.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Set expectations that lead to success
It’s great to have high expectations for your child. But if she rarely meets them, it may not be her fault. You may need to make sure that your expectations are realistic. To evaluate your expectations, consider questions such as: Why do I have this expectation? Where did it come from? What purpose does it serve? Is it based on my child’s needs, or mine? Is it appropriate for a child this age?