Don’t let your kids become depressed, ignored, or upset about school.

Without being a major hover parent, this is what you can do to help your kids from being ignored at school:

1. Check up on your child everyday, by asking how school was. Ask specific questions, not general ones. More specific questions, such as “In health class today, did you discuss  bullying?”

2. Set up email accounts with each one of your kids’ teacher’s in the beginning of the school year.You will maintain a regular connection with your kid’s teachers this way.

3. Go to your kid’s open houses. You will see your kid’s schools, their teachers, and other parents. You will get a general feel for the school, and for what the curriculum wull be for the year.

4. Set up conferences with your kid’s teachers.You will meet the teachers. You will discover if the teachers are good at their jobs, or if they are likely to ignore your kids.

5. Maintain a regular connection with your child. Always talk to your child about school, and her friends.

6. Volunteer at your kid’s schools. Volunteer for whatever you can for your kids’ schools. Become a parent leader, getting to know other parents.

7. Make sure you know who your kids’ friends are. Have your kids invite their friends to your home while you are home. This way, you can meet them and find out more about them.

8. Limit your kids’ time on the internet, watching TV, and using their cellphones, etc. Kids will be kids, and may become addicted to using their iPods, cellphones, computers, and every other technology invented recently. Limit their time on these technologies. Make certain your kids are doing their homework, and that they are not staying up until four in the morning texting friends.

9. Tell your child to be as awesome as she can be. In other words help your child to strive for bigger and better things. Encourage your child to strive for more things. This way, she will make more friends, and, thus feeling better about herself and about her school, her life, need I go on?

10. Take preventive action now, so that you do not have to take corrective action later.

Keep your kids from being ignored at school, by having them speak up in class, talk to their teachers, and always keep the lines of communication open with your child. Copyright 2012, written by Kate Johns a professional writer since 2004!

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