Being a good student will help your child now and later. Many colleges award students financial aid based on need and academic achievement, making college more affordable for families. Encourage your child to do their best in school. You may want to reward good grades or an A+ report card. Just don’t forget to remind your child that good study habits will pay off in high school and college too. Talk to your child about future dreams and remind them that education is the key. Leave your comments below. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Television, video games, online games and cell phones are all very appealing to third through fifth grade students. Although, some educational games can help build math or language and reading skills, many kids are getting too much screen time. Elementary kids should have no more than 2 hours of screen time per day. What can you do to limit screen time? Make other fun activities available. If it is nice out go to the park or throw a ball around. Inside, kids can read books, create a project, play a board game or help out with dinner. Elementary kids love to teach younger siblings or friends to recognize letters and colors or tie their shoes. Just make sure that the older student knows that you appreciate the help. Leave your comments below. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Take this short quiz with your child to explore career options together.
1. Which activity sounds the most fun?
a. Building something
b. Reading a book
c. Drawing or painting
d. Playing outside
e. Doing a science experiment
2. Where would you visit on vacation?
a. An aquarium or a zoo
b. A science museum
c. A library
d. A toy factory
e. An art camp
3. What do you like to do in school?
c. Reading or writing
e. Sports or Physical Education
What is the connection? Maybe there is not a clear line between your child’s favorite activities and careers like graphic design, engineering or chemistry, but it is a good idea to start connecting the dots. Encourage your student to develop many interest and learn about different careers. Don’t forget to remind them that most of the jobs in the future will need college.
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To climb a mountain, you have to start at the bottom, put one foot in front of the other and keep going until you reach the top. Goals are like mountains: start working at what you want to accomplish with smaller steps and keep moving forward until you reach you big goal. This could be like an A in math. Vision your big goal. Now come up with 4 steps or smaller goals that you will meet on the way to reaching your big goal.
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Ask your child frequently, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Follow up with a reminder of the importance of education as the key to reaching his or her dreams and discuss what steps your child will need to take. You can do research on careers together at the library or online at BLS.gov/k12. Don’t worry if your child changes their mind frequently or chooses a career you aren’t thrilled about. All career dreams require success in school now.
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Check homework, progress reports and report cards. Offer praise when your child does well and provide encouragement and help when your child is struggling. Insist that your child follow school rules. Make sure your child is at school and ready to learn everyday.
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There are 33% of working adults that have a college degree today. At least 60% of working adults will need a degree or credential by the year 2025 a study shows. Nearly 2/3 of all new jobs require an education beyond high school. Just a few statistics to throw out at you while you and your child are thinking about a career.