Is your child struggling in school? Would you like to help them become a better student? I just read this moving article on helping your child become a better student, and it brought up a few really good points:
1. Communication is Key: parents must communicate with children and children must communicate with teachers. Teachers must communicate with parents and students. The more communication that is occurring, the more likely each party is to spot problems and intervene.
2. Monitor as Closely as Your Must: some children are independent, others require encouragement. Allow your student to develop responsibility, but don't allow them to fail.
3. Focus on the Positive: Success is relative and school is not for everyone. This does not mean that every child can't learn, but there aren't enough spaceships out there for everyone who wants to be an astronaut. If your child is improving, celebrate the successes.
I encourage you to read the whole article.