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Middle School Success
Transcript of Middle School Success
-The Parent Institute, 2007 Routines Organization -Use the student planner!
* Help prioritize homework
*Make to-do lists and check-off completed items
-Keep school materials in a specific spot at home
-Create a homework plan WITH your child Moving towards independence
Orienting towards the "here and now"
Frequent changes in relationships
Testing rules and limits
Developing ideals & selecting role models
Heightened emotional sensitivity American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), 2012 Techniques and Strategies @ Home Create consistent HW routines after school:
Check skyward regularly together
Study Club after school (M, T, F 2:30-3:00; W 2:30-3:30)
TV/Video Game/Internet Time
Bedtime -Homework everyday. NO exceptions!
-Find your child's "prime time"
-Schedule in breaks / multiple sessions
-Plan ahead- break down big assignments
-Set goals: short term & long term Time Management
-Insist on daily attendance
-Check in about school:
Use open questions or leads- What, How, Tell me about...
-Connect learning in school to the real world
-Enjoy quality time
-If & when possible- volunteer or attend school events!
-Join a parent organization :) Stay Involved! -Do not be discouraged!
-Ask open questions- what, when, why, how
*"How can I help?"
-Lose the little battles- save your strength for the
-Communicate regularly with teachers/counselors
*share things happening outside of school
*find out expectations
*track progress together Communicate Questions? We are excited to have you join our AMS family! Liz Fenton
Patty Kim Alderwood Middle School Parent Night