As parents, we want to help our children succeed in school.
In my twenty-two years as a classroom teacher (twenty-one as a parent), I’ve seen parent strategies that pay big dividends.
I’ve also seen well-intentioned efforts that actually cost the kids.
Today is Part 3 of a series in which we explore one support strategy and one form of sabotage.
Support #3: Help Your Child Develop Organizational and Planning Systems
One day, I came home from 4th grade in tears.
I’d been assigned a “research report” on the Yokut Indians, and I had no clue how to do it.
My mother used this report as an opportunity to teach me some much-needed organizational and planning skills.
Here’s what she did:
(To read this blog post in full, head on over to The M.O.M. Initiative!)