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 3430 Monitor activities Make sure that your child isn’t spending too much time watch- ing TV, playing computer games, talking on the phone, or texting. Important“don’ts” Don’t allow your child to miss school unless he/she is truly ill. It will send a message that school isn’t important. Don’t criticize a teacher in front of your child. Your child will only lose respect for that teacher. Don’t make your child’s failures (or successes) your own. Your child may see getting poor grades as a way to rebel. Don’t have expectations that are unrealistic. If your child knows that your expectations cannot be met, he/she may not even try. Work with your school Teachers, counselors, and principals are there to help your child get the best education possible. A health problem, divorce, or death in the family can affect your child’s attitude and/or performance in school. If such a circumstance should arise, contact the teacher, principal, or counselor and explain the situation. If you have a question or concern, contact your child’s teacher. Students are the most successful when parents and teachers work together as a team! As a parent, you are the most important person in your child’s life. Take the time to support, guide, and enjoy your child during these very important years!