Are you laying a good foundation for next year?
Middle school goes by quickly, and before you know it, your child will be heading to high school. Answer yes or no to the questions below to see if you are helping your child get ready:
___ 1. Have your worked with your child on organization, emphasizing the importance of planners?
___ 2. Have you helped your child develop good study habits, including having a place to study and doing some kind of studying each night?
___ 3. Do you talk with your child about taking schoolwork seriously? Grades in high school will have an impact on his post-secondary future.
___4. Do you monitor your child's social life and encourage him to avoid unsafe and inappropriate activities?
___ 5. Do you communicate with your child and offer support and guidance?
How well are you doing?
Mostly yes answers mean you are laying a good foundation for next year and beyond. Mostly no answers? Check the quiz for some suggestions.
Reprinted with permission from the May 2016 issue of Parents still make the difference! (Middle School Edition) newsletter. Copyright 2016 The Parent Institute, a division of NIS, Inc.