Pathways to Wellness

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Get involved

As parents, you can play a big role in helping your child succeed in school. 

Students whose parents are involved in school do better – they get higher grades and are more likely to graduate.  They are more motivated to learn and less likely to “cut classes”.  The earlier you get involved, the better!

Support your child at school:

  • Introduce yourself to your child's teacher and share information about your child to help the teacher better understand your child.  Ask questions about how your child acts in the classroom – you might learn something new about your kid.
  • Volunteer to help out in the classroom or on field trips.  
  • Create learning opportunities in the home – read to your child, have books available, talk about what's going on in the world, take them to community events
  • Find out what the teacher expects when it comes to homework and special projects. 
  • Set high, but realistic, expectations of your child.  Setting high expectations is a clear message to your child that they have the capacity to be successful.
  • Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep.  For more information on children and sleep, go to Sweet dreams.

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