Saturday, February 21, 2009


Parents can give kids lots of homework help, primarily by making homework a priority and helping them develop good study habits.
Wherever kids do homework, it's important to make sure their workspace is:
  1. comfortable
  2. Ensure that a child has its stationary
  3. quiet and free from distractions
  4. If kids need a computer for schoolwork, try to set it up in a common space
    Focus on helping kids on the problem-solving skills

    Here are more tips to help make homework easier for kids:
  • Establish a routine. Ask your child to manage time for homework, make a timetables, include HW list on To Do list and paste it on refrigerator or cupboard so that a child may remember their HW time.
  • Managing time is very important for child which will help them complete their all work effectively and smartly.
  • Keep in good contact with the teachers throughout the school year to stay aware of your child's progress. Don't miss parent–teacher conferences and maintain an ongoing dialogue. Teachers are one of the most important person in the world to build and develop child. Discuss main issues inwhich your child is having problem and discuss it with teacher how to improve your child.

  • Don't forget the study skills. Advise your child to make flashcards or notes to remember important points for test, this is one of the most effective and smart way of study for test.

  • Be sure your kids are writing down assignments correctly and encourage them to keep a daily homework notebook, which can help both kids and parents know exactly what assignments are due and when. Advise your child to list down the bullet points which teacher explains in the classroom.
  • Whatever is taught in the school, make sure to revise and go through the points daily at home. In this way a child will have no problem in doing their Homework, preparing for test as well as their assignment.
  • Encourage effort and determination — not just the grades they get.
  • Be a good example by showing your own love of learning. While your child does homework, do your own — read books, magazines, and newspapers; write letters, lists, and emails

Friday, February 13, 2009

bedtime basics

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Tips for Busy Families

The key is to schedule things in moderation and choose activities with a child's age, temperament, interests, and abilities in mind. Don't bind their mind according to your interest, be free with them and work on their interest and abilities.

Depending on a kid's age and interests, it's possible to set reasonable limits on extracurricular activities and make them more enjoyable for all.

Here are some simple suggestions and tips:

* Agree on ground rules ahead of time: For instance, plan on kids playing one sport per season or limit activities during the school week.
* Know how much time is required: take out particular time for them, at least 1 hour a day will try to make a lot of difference and positive attitude in your child.
* Keep a calendar to stay organized: Display it on the refrigerator or other prominent spot so that you may remember.
* Try to carpool with other parents to make life easier.
* Try to balance activities for all of your kids — and yourself
* Create family time: If you're eating pizza on the run every night, plan a few dinners when everyone can be home at the same time — even if it means eating a little later. Schedule family fun time, too, whether it's playing a board game or going on bike ride or hike.
* Set priorities: School should come first. If kids have a hard time keeping up academically, they may need to drop an activity.
* Know when to say no
* Remember the importance of downtime: Everyone needs a chance to relax, reflect on the day, or just do nothing.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Tips to save your child from Drugs (Substance Abuse)

* Get involved and stay involved with your child

* Know what your child is doing
* Know their friends and the friends parents and don’t be afraid to check in with them
* Tell your child what you expect
* Set the rules
* Be the parent, not just a pal
* Talk about risky situations and the best ways to handle them
* Stay informed
* Show your child you care by:
o Saying “I love you”
o Being careful not to be too critical
o Teaching what and why not to use
o Listening without interrupting and with your full attention

Provide Alternatives:

Visualise the reasons of your child's attenting to drugs.
Understand their problems include
Try escaping their pain, boredom, curiosity,
Aware your child about drugs
Talking with your child about alternative means of dealing with such challenges or difficulties.


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