The younger they are the more difficult they will find these questions. Your job as a parent is to help them gain a clear sense of what they want to accomplish; a goal that your child can visualize as worth achieving. Talk to them about what they want and help them focus on an outcome they like. Involve them in picturing that favorable outcome and setting their goals. Do not overburden them with all the things they should do. Instead, let them learn goal setting by reaching for something they desire. Start when they are young and continuously widen the scope, and before you know it your child will have a pattern of setting and achieving his or her goals.
For each class, either create set lesson plans for each week or at the very least, a list of goals. Each state has certain criteria your child must meet to be at grade level. You can use these criteria to help create your goals and lesson plans.
“Keisha,” he sounded, a hushed echo reverberating harshly against the cluttered shelving units lining both the walls of the narrow room. He reached down, tenderly grasping her hands while bringing his solid gaze to challenge hers.
Immunizations. Make sure your child has all of the shots required by your school district, and as an added precaution, consult your pediatrician about any other immunizations that might be recommended. With an almost certain reappearance of the H1N1 virus this fall flu season, your doctor is highly likely to recommend a flu shot.
Although the custodial parent has most say over the child’s life, he/she also has duties. It is his/her job to make sure the kids have a place to live. Transportation to doctor’s appointments and school activities is important. Adequate clothing and food are the responsibility of the custodial parent. Helping the child grow into a responsible adult is mainly the custodial parent’s obligation.
Set up one room of your home as the classroom. Don’t allow this room to spread out into other rooms of your house. If you’re using your classroom for other things as well, be sure to put away all school supplies as soon as class is over for the day. It’s important to allow students to completely get away from school when class is over. This gives them the downtime they need to just be a kid.