Improving Your Child's Academic Performance

School is where kids acquire the bulk of their learning, but it is hard to have success at school without a solid foundation of education in the home, starting at a very early age and continuing through the teen years. Most parents are aware of the things they can do to prepare their young children for the school years, but too many parents neglect to continue their early efforts, assuming that the teachers will take care of the rest. If you want your child to have the best chances of success later in life, it is important to continue your educational efforts. Here are just a few ways that you can help.

An Even Dozen Steps to Improving Your Child’s Academic Performance

  • EvenDozenCheck and sign your child’s planner every night
  • Schedule regular time each night for homework
  • Study with your child before tests and quizzes
  • Encourage your child to ask questions in class
  • Talk to your child often about his/her progress
  • Help your child keep his/her materials organized
  • Check to see that homework has been completed
  • Communicate regularly with teachers via e-mail or phone
  • Provide incentives when assignments are completed and turned in
  • Ensure your child has a quiet place to study and complete homework
  • Monitor your child’s attendance to ensure he/she attends school every day
  • Provide logical consequences when your child does not complete assignments