Going back to school can be overwhelming. Learn the best tricks to help the transition run smoothly.
Building a relationship with the teacher is the most important step you take this year in helping your child learn at school.
Where did the last four years go? I think that’s the question that every parent of a high school senior asks him/herself at the beginning of that last school year. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking forward to having your child move out and on to college by the end of the school year.
With back-to-school in full swing, comes so many worries about setting kids up for success that it’s hard to know where to start. TODAY Show contributor and Parent Toolkit expert Michele Borba shared her tips and advice to address these common parental worries. We’ve compiled some of our favorites here for you.
Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Education Nation and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of your child’s development, because they're all connected. Healthy, successful children can excel in many areas – in the classroom, on the court, and in their relationships with peers and adults. Our advice also covers important topics for navigating life after high school.
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Pre-K and Kindergarten are a time of great development for your child. From spending time in their first classroom to physical and social development, there's a lot to navigate.
In elementary school, your child experiences many changes, including shifting friendships, a stronger sense of their own beliefs, and more rigorous academics.
Middle schoolers start experiencing more strenuous coursework while developing a their sense of self and facing stronger influence of their peers.
High schoolers are on their way to becoming independent adults and must adopt the responsibilities that go along with these changes. Your support is still as important as ever.
How much, or how little, to be involved is just one of the many relationship changes you’ll have as your child leaves high school. Support their independence no matter where they’re going after high school.
Understanding the concepts your children are learning in school can help you support them at home. Find ways to support them from Pre-K all the way through high school.
Research shows that those with higher social-emotional skills have better attention skills and fewer learning problems, and are generally more successful in academic and workplace settings. Like any math or English skills, these skills can be taught and grow over time.
Proper nutrition, adequate sleep, and physical activity can all impact academic performance and overall mental and physical wellness. Support healthy behaviors at any age.
Understanding how to manage finances is an important part of your child’s growth and ultimate independence. Like any skill, financial literacy needs to be taught.
There’s perhaps no bigger change than graduating high school. No matter the path, there are still ways to support your child’s journey to adulthood.