ERIC Number: ED321841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Yes You Can...Help Your Teenager Succeed in School.
Adamek, Sue; And Others
Ways parents can help their teenagers succeed in school are offered by teachers in the Minnetonka (Minnesota) Public Schools. Sections of the parent guide concern: (1) encouragement--encouraging the student through generous praise, encouraging best efforts, communicating love, making education a family priority, avoiding pressuring the teen, refusing to communicate low expectations, showing interest in schoolwork, and assisting in setting goals; (2) organization--helping teenagers organize their school work by expecting responsibility, scheduling study time, keeping track of assignments, giving the right help with homework, providing a study place, providing materials for organizing work, and supporting 100 percent attendance; (3) teamwork--communicating with and participating in the school and its programs, encouraging teamwork between the home and school; and (4) coping with challenges--staying friends with teenage children, becoming involved in parent support groups, monitoring eating and sleeping habits, evaluating the value of television, keeping extracurricular activities in perspective, monitoring the noise level in the home, and weighing the benefits of part-time employment. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnetonka School District, Excelsior, MN.