Parents: Team up with your child’s teachers

Homework struggles shouldn’t lead to discipline struggles at home. If your child feels frustrated and overwhelmed at homework time, it’s time for teamwork! You and your child’s teachers have the same goal—academic success for your child. So here’s what to do: Make an appointment with the teacher. Identify the problem. The teacher spends hours with[…]

Parents: Mean what you say

“I’ve asked you twice to read your book. If you don’t finish that chapter in the next 10 minutes, Maria can’t sleep over tonight.” Many parents explain consequences this way—and that’s fine. But remember that it’s important for parents to mean what they say. If you know that Maria will be spending the night—no matter[…]