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 9. Make sure that your child isn’t spending too much time on the phone, playing computer games, or watching TV. Set limits. 10. Help your child develop good organizational skills. Having good organizational skills will be very important in middle school. 11. Talk to your child about what’s happening in school and be a good listener. 12. Whenever possible, help your child figure out how to take care of problems on his/her own. Your child will gain confidence and become more independent. 13. Make sure that your child knows exactly what your expectations are. You can offer rewards if your expectations are met and consequences if they’re not. Never take away a positive activity (e.g., sports, choir, scouting) as a consequence. 14. Put the computer in a common space and monitor your child’s Internet activity. Do not let your child have Internet access in his/her bedroom. 15. Know your child’s friends. Know where your child goes and what he/she is doing. 16. Keep the lines of communication open. Talk to your child and let him/her know that you are always available to help. With your support and guidance, your child is sure to find success, not only in elementary school, but in middle school and beyond!