Here are some of the most important things you can do to succeed

  • Help with homework as needed and appropriate.
  • Help your child learn the skills needed to manage time and stay on task.
  • Ask teachers for clarification on instructions and assignments as needed.
  • Talk about school matters with your student at home.
  • Ask teachers what you can do to help your child at home.

At the same time, as your children get older, teachers expect them to be able to take on more responsibility and to function independently. Your child likely will want more and more autonomy as well. Help them build these skills while also continuing to be supportive.