Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Monitor technology use Be aware of how, and for what purposes, your child is using his/her cell phone, laptop, tablet, and/or home computer. Set limits and guidelines. Limits might include turning off all cell phones during dinner, and/or docking all phones in a common place at 9 pm. Set goals At the beginning of the year, help your teenager set some academic goals. You might think about what grade he/she should realistically be able to earn in each course for that grading period, or you could focus more on study habits (e.g., have all homework completed by 9:00 each night). Setting goals will help your child understand what your expectations are, and these goals will give your student something specific to work towards. Encourage a healthy lifestyle With everything that’s going on in their lives, it’s important that high school students eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. Have nutritious food at home, make sure that your teenager gets some exercise or does something physical on a regular basis, and insist on a reasonable bedtime. Emphasize the importance of education Nothing will affect your child’s opportunities in life more than education. Make education a top priority in your home. MonitorEarlyGrades MonitorEarlyGrades Make sure that your high school student is getting off to a good start in all of his/her classes. If you have a concern about your child’s progress in one or more classes, contact the teacher(s). Monitor Early Grades 9