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 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3429 Tips for Parents Your children need your guidance and support, and they need you to be interested and involved in their academic progress. These tips will help you guide and advise your child through these important years. Be interested Make sure your child knows that his/her academic progress is important to you. Know your child’s teachers’ names and what subjects they teach. Know when each grading period ends, and make sure that you see all progress reports and report cards as soon as they come out. Attend all parent conferences and open houses, and check your school’s website often to keep up with what’s new. Discuss classes and set goals Sit down with your child at the beginning of each grading period and help your child set realistic goals regarding homework, reading, and grades. At the end of each grading period, go over what went well and talk about what could be improved. Setting goals will give your child something specific to work toward, and it will help your child understand your expectations. Be available to help Be available to help with homework, but don’t give more help than is needed or wanted. Remember, it’s your child’s responsibility to be organized, get homework done, and prepare for tests. Listen Talk to your child about what’s happening in school and be a good listener.