The role of parents in the academic success of their children should heat up during the summer when teachers aren’t around to keep students on their toes.
Without followup and reinforcement, says educator Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D., many kids lose ground academically over vacation, returning to school in the fall having forgotten most of what they learned in the spring.
Because The Family Foundation School has a year-round academic schedule, our students don’t have much chance to backslide. But FFS parents can still put Dr. Hartwell-Walker’s parenting tips to work during the school’s week-long breaks throughout the year, and her suggestions are helpful to all parents interested in raising better students.
For instance, she recommends getting children to use their academic skills during daily activities, like doubling recipe ingredients, figuring gas mileage, or reading a map instead of relying on GPS. She also encourages parents to read what their children are reading as a way of sharing their world and having something (actually a lot!) to talk about.
For more tips, read the full article here.