PARENT RESOURCES

Ways To Help Your Child Grow

These are many ways in which you can help your child develop physically, emotionally and mentally into individuals with strong motivation, empathy and self-regulation skills. With careful modeling and practice, students are able to face stressful and new situations and decide on the appropriate action. Then, they can later use self-reflection to see what they can do better if a similar situation occurs later on.Schools cannot teach students every potential situation or question that may arise, but teachers and parents can work together to give students the tools that will help them in the future.

Reading At Home

Reading at home is a great way to build a lasting interest for reading and learning. It reinforces the skills learned at school while reading with your child is a great way to spend quality time together! Reading is a great way to know, understand and appreciate the world around us.

Natural Consequences

Facing natural consequences allows your child to understand that all actions have a consequence. For example, if they made a mess, then they have to clean it up. But another example is if they do something right, like help with chores without asking, then they might receive a natural reaction of verbal or physical warmth.

Building Empathy

Empathy is a great way of watching our own actions after thinking of its potential consequence. Teaching empathy through modeling and asking them to put themselves in someone else's shoes allows your child to grow up respecting and mindful of others. Empathy is a way to create good reputation and lasting relationships in society; it is one of the key elements to personal success.

Self-Reflection

Self-reflection is form of personal development. For a few minutes a day, or after a particular situation, ask your child to review what happened and what can be changed for next time. This allows the child to learn to use critical thinking and to think on their feet: great tools for working at any job and situations needing problem solving skills.

Quiet Time

Everyone needs time to cool down and reflect on their emotions. Getting your child to know when they need to cool down and remove themselves from a stressful or over-stimulating environment is a great skill to re-focus the mind and avoid rash decisions. They can also learn more about their way of acting and reacting, solving problems calmly and appropriately, and expressing emotions clearly and properly.

Responsibility

Many people procrastinate, stress-out and feel anxious when they don't have good time management, and organization skills. Teaching your child these skills and to handle their tasks responsibly allows your child to learn to balance their tasks and life in a healthy, productive way.

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