Parent Power

The most important factor in your child's education is the active, ongoing involvement of you. Parents truly can make a difference. These understandable activities were developed by Drs. Stephen & Marianne Garber and Robyn Freedman Spizman of The Behavioral Institute of Atlanta, experts in child learning and development and the authors of Good Behavior (Villard Books). We hope you find this stimulating and useful for you and your child.

  1. Talk To Your Child.
  2. Encourage Questions.
  3. Use Big Words.
  4. Set School Bedtime.
  5. Read at Bedtime.
  6. Plan & Organize.
  7. Share Plans.
  8. Keep a Reading Record.
  9. Get Help With Problems.
  10. Teach Relaxation Skills.
  11. Boost Confidence for Tests
  12. Use 'SQ3R' As a Study Tool.
  13. Use Spelling Visualization.
  14. Teach Positive Self Talk.
  15. Use Memory Prompters.
  16. Prompt Checking.
  17. Highlight What's Right.
  18. Get The Homework facts.
  19. Accentuate The Positive.
  20. Talk With The Teacher.
  21. Limit Television Time.
  22. Take A Holiday From TV.
  23. Watch TV With Your Kid's.
  24. Read Together.
  1. Play Learning Games.
  2. Set Reasonable Goals.
  3. Answer Their Questions.
  4. Make Mathematics Real.
  5. Be A Good Listener.
  6. Begin Reading Early.
  7. Explain World Events.
  8. Build A Love of Books.
  9. Keep Reference Books.
  10. Visit The Library Often.
  11. Provide The 'Write' Stuff!
  12. Know Their School Work.
  13. Build Self-Concept.
  14. Read Aloud Together.
  15. Volunteer At School!
  16. Talk With Teachers.
  17. Expand Speech.
  18. Practice Speaking.
  19. Apply Mathematics Daily.
  20. Keep Schoolwork.
  21. Keep Up School Work.
  22. Make Homework Plans.
  23. Teach Listening Skills.
  24. Avoid Misplacing Things.
  25. Follow Directions.
  26. Model Learning.