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 349 Communicate with your child In order to keep up with what’s going on in your child’s life, take the time to talk with your child every day. The following tips will help ensure that you and your child com- municate effectively.  Ask open-ended questions that require more than one-word answers. Instead of “How was school?” say “Tell me about your day” or “What are you studying in science now?”  Be available when your child wants to talk. This may be right after your child gets home from school, or before your child goes to bed. Another good time to talk is when you and your child are driving in the car.  Recognize the importance of nonverbal communication. Chil- dren aren’t always able to put into words what they want or need their parents to know. It is, therefore, important to pay atten- tion to body language, moods, eating habits, sleeping patterns, and school performance. These can be good indicators of how things are going at school and with friends.  Regularly spend one-on-one time with your child doing things you both enjoy. Cooking, shopping, playing a game, taking a walk - these are all great ways to spend quality time with your child. They also provide opportunities for you to discuss issues and concerns in a safe, comfortable environment.  Try to eat dinner as a family as often as possible. Research shows that students whose families eat dinner together do better in school. Turn off the television and talk about your day. It’s a good time for families to reconnect. Provide Support at Home