Parents play a big role in helping their children adapt to a new school. Here are seven ways you can improve your child's success.
Show excitement about starting middle school. Let your child know they can handle it.
Explore the school
Encourage your child to connect with transitions leaders. Take part in spring and summer programs and attend orientation.
Teach time management
Talk to your child about preparing for the week ahead. Help them learn to track assignments and to make regular progress on long-term projects.
Support good study habits
Make sure your child has time and a quiet place to do homework. Look at their homework. It helps you see what they’re working on and shows them you are interested.
Connect with teachers. Check grades and attendance online. Ask your school to learn how.
Encourage them to join clubs, activities and sports
It helps them better connect to school, find new friends and build confidence.
Hug them. A lot.
Kids may try to push away at this age, but they still need you to stay involved. Ask about what they’re learning every day. Attend school events and volunteer, if you can. Just don’t hug them in front of their friends,
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