28 SUMMARY Ways to Help Your Child Succeed u Know your school's rules and policies u Provide school supplies and a place to do schoolwork u Make sure that your child is in school every day u Monitor your child’s academic progress u Attend parent-teacher conferences u Encourage a healthy lifestyle u Know your child's friends u Monitor after-school activities u Help your child develop organizational skills u Work with your child’s teacher to resolve problems u Monitor homework u Teach internet safety u Encourage independent problem solving u Promote active learning u Provide a stable, supportive home environment u Make education a priority