Parents Can Help

Show a genuine interest in your children's experiences in school and in their accomplishments. Provide the time and place for homework. Look at all papers sent home from school.

Support your child's teacher and Estes School. Don't speak negatively about the school or teachers in front of your child. Don't blame the school for trouble before checking both sides of the story. Call the school and set up a conference to discuss any situation you don't understand.

Don't keep children out of school unless absolutely necessary.

Encourage reading. Read aloud to your children every day when they are small, and read together when they are older.

Set realistic objectives for your children. Help them to become the best that they can be.

Be sure your children get enough sleep and nutritious meals. Too much T.V. can cause restless, irritable behavior.

Join Estes P.T.A. and attend meetings.