When you talk to your children about what you expect from them this year in school, there is probably a lot on your mind! Here are some guidelines that can help us partner with your child.
1. Have the conversation on the individual level, child by child. You expect different things from your high schooler than from your preschooler!
2. Let them know how seriously you expect them to take school. Yes it is fun, and a place to see their friends everyday, but it is also their job and a serious task indeed! Remind them to listen, pay attention, show respect for others, and be serious about their learning.
3. Although you may expect very high grades, focus on expecting your child to do their best. Not everyone can get an A, but everyone can do well, and if they are doing their very best with mot tasks, they are likely to do well.
4. Have a good attitude about school and focus on making the best of it. In any situation, learning to make the best of it can really help to make the day go better for everyone, mom, dad, and child alike!
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.