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Helping Your Child is easy as A, B, C

  • Ask your child about the school day.
  • Begin your child's day with a nourishing breakfast.
  • Congratulate your child for doing well.
  • Discuss homework with your child.
  • Encourage your child to read.
  • Find a quiet place for your child to study.
  • Give your child responsibility.
  • Help your child to build self-worth.
  • Include your child in making simple family decisions.
  • Join a library with your child.
  • Keep your child on a schedule that includes exercise and sleep.
  • Limit TV viewing by selecting programs with your child.
  • Make the time you spend with your child special.
  • Notice and discuss changes in your child's behavior.
  • Offer to help your child organize school papers.
  • Provide your child with good role models.
  • Question the activities your child shares with friends.
  • Respect your children's right to have their own opinions.
  • Share an interest or a hobby with your child.
  • Take time to listen to your child.
  • Urge your child to say "No" to drugs.
  • Visit places of interest with your child.
  • Work with your child to set up rules of behavior.
  • Xerox (or copy) and save records or articles that benefit your child.
  • Yield results by encouraging your child to do better.
  • Zoom through these activities one more time.


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