Student Guide

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   A-sk what went well at school each day and was she/he involved in it.
   B-e positive about your approach. Be sure to enjoy many experiences together because out of doing comes learning.
   C-elebrate your child's special strength and skills and continue to find ways to help your child do the best that she/he can do.
   D-evelop your child's social skills by allowing him/her to have various experiences with many different people. Support informal play time as it is       important
   E-ncourage your child to take responsibility for his/her own behaviours, school work and homework.
   F-orget adult concerns when communicating with your child.
   G-ive your child consistent exception and support around homework. Establish a designated time and place for his work to be done.
   H-ug your child often-atleast three times a day. Older children need to be hugged and touched as well, but timing is everything.
   I-nstill your child with a sense of routine around bed time. Active growing children need lots of sleep.
   J-ump for joy with the knowledge that you and your family are the most important people in your child's life. It is your value and strength that your child       will imitate.
   K-eep your your child adequately nourished. Start each day with smile and a good breakfast.
   L-isten when your child has a problem. Enlist his/her participation in the solution.
   M-odel a sense of humour for your child. It will always serve him/her well.
   N-otice when your child does a job well and dresses neatly and appropriately for the weather.
   O-ffer your child opportunities to make simple decisions. These decisions will become more frequent and more sophisticated as the child gets older.
   P-ut your child's successful work up somewhere in the house for all to enjoy.
   Q-uestion your child's teacher and/or tutors often about how your child is doing in the classroom and/or in the team.
   R-ead to your child, the importance of regular physical activity. Help him/her establish a sense of fitness in life.
   T-each your child good manners, how to respond to and behave in social situation. This will create security in your child.
   U-nderstand that your child will make mistakes along the way. We learn from our mistakes and mature through them.
   V-olunteer to participate at your child's school when you can. This demonstrates to your child that school is an important place.
   W-atch TV and videos with your child. Talk about what you watch together. Encourage limited/selective watching.
   Ex-pect your child to try to do his/her best. Encourage quality work and ongoing effort.
   Y-ou can help your child to understand and cope with real life issues if you provide him/her with honest answers to questions.
   Z-oom forward along life's pathways with zest and zeal. Life is an adventure.