GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - For school-age children, those lazy days of summer are becoming a memory and the challenges of school, homework and busy schedules are in full swing.
But, kids are not the only ones who need to work hard to meet these challenges and succeed in school; school success is a family affair.
Developmental psychologist Dr. Marti Erickson, co-host of Mom Enough, appeared on KARE-TV to share some practical parenting tips.
Erickson says parents set the tone for how their children view school, teachers, and learning in general.
Other tips include:
-- Make sure your child is physically ready to learn
-- Set high expectations, balanced by encouragement
-- Ask your child about his/her school experience every day
-- Create an organized homework plan with your child
-- Communicate regularly with teachers and participate in school events