- Take care of yourself. Stay healthy and keep your child healthy. Avoid habits that can threaten your health.
- Let kid business be kid business.
- Take care of neighborhood business outside of school. Don't send neighborhood disagreements to school with your child.
- Don't be a helicopter parent. Don't save your child every time. Allow them to struggle and grow.
- Emphasize strength of character and the importance of trying without giving up.
- Understand that not every child deserves a reward, and your child may not get one.
- Realize that all children have the ability to lie, even yours.
- Understand that we try to treat every child fairly, but they may not all be treated equally.
- Be on time for school in the morning and when picking up your child. Make every effort for your child to attend every minute of the school day, not arriving late in the morning and not withdrawing a student early.
- Be more focused on your child getting a good education than on your child getting good grades. Realize grades aren't given; they are earned.
- Allow teachers to challenge your child. We want them to rise above the status quo and become greater than they are.
- Don't make excuses for your child. Don't allow your own abilities, social status, financial status, past record, or fears to stand in the way of your child's future.
- Be honest with the school. Let's solve the issue without going public on social media.
- Allow your child to make mistakes, and help your child find solutions.
- Speak positively about staff members and the school in front of your child.
- Calm yourself before acting on your anger. We're all in this together, and we all have the best intentions.
- Encourage your child not to complain; help them get through things and move on.
- Read messages from the school carefully and completely.
- Attend school activities whenever possible.
- Recognize that we are about your kids. We have dedicated ourselves to nurturing, supporting, loving, and guiding them.
Remember, you are the wind beneath their wings! You were their first teachers, but your responsibilities are not over! I don't ask that you blindly follow public education, but I do suggest there are ways you can support all the right parts of it:
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