Ministry of Education, Guyana

Parenting Tips

pt-20130924-2Having a child go off to Nursery school is always marked by joy that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things; and marred by sadness that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things! The best way to ease the transition to school is by doing some “homework” of your own to make yourself and your little scholar ready for the first day of “BIG school”.

In this section, we will look at four (4) important areas where you can help yourself and your child be best prepared for nursery school and a lifetime of success. These areas are:

The first step in helping struggling readers to read better is to get them to read more. Middle and high school readers often need an extra motivational push to get them to invest the time with books they need to improve their reading. With the right strategies, parents and teachers can motivate young people to read more and lead them to become strong, successful readers.
Sitting with your child at the kitchen table and trying to get her to finish her math homework is few parents' idea of fun. Instead of turning schoolwork into an all-night affair, help your child get through the process faster by giving her the tools she requires to get this work done. With a few simple changes to your schoolwork routine, you can shave time off this part of your nightly routine.
If your little one wiggles and squirms during story time at the library, her teacher notes that she she daydreams during class or you notice she loses focus on occasion when you talk to her, you can do something about it. As long as your child doesn't have a diagnosed attention deficit disorder keep in mind that only a medical or psychological professional can diagnose this you can help her increase her attention span as she grows and develops.
Many parents find it very difficult to get their children to listen and behave appropriately. To be honest, it doesn't have to be that hard. It's really up to parents to teach their children listening skills. If your child isn't listening to you, it's time to take a deeper look into your parenting skills. Take a deep breath, there is help. Follow these few steps in order to learn how to teach your children to listen.
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