Middle Years Newsletter: February 2019
Making up work: When your child returns to school after being absent, remind her to ask her teachers about make up work. She’ll avoid missing out on learning, and she’ll make sure she has material that may appear on a quiz or test. At home, have her set aside time to complete the assignments.
Find the similarity: Play this game to stretch your youngster’s thinking. Take turns naming two unrelated objects (flower, skyscraper). Encourage him to think about each object’s attributes and come up with creative ways that they’re alike (both stand up tall).
Follow through: An apology means more if your tween follows up on it. When she makes a mistake, ask how she plans to avoid a repeat. For example, say your trash can overflows because she forgot to put it out on pickup day. After she says, “I’m sorry,” she might tape a reminder on the fridge (“Trash: Tuesday and Friday”).
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