Parent Engagement

To all those families out there trying to keep it together and juggle work life and family life, remember this easy set of "3 Rs" to guide you: recognize, reframe, and recover.

 

Recognize your child's feelings. Tantrums, sleep inconsistencies, and a constant need for attention may be behaviors stemming from adjusting to change. Take the time to recognize what's happening so that you're able to respond to and comfort your child.

Reframe the behavior in a more positive direction. Take your child out for a walk, or pause what you're doing to build a structure out of cardboard boxes. Engage in a planting activity, or dance.

Recover. Self-care and giving yourself time to breathe are two basic actions you as the caregiver can do to be able to keep going. Stay positive and safe. And don't forget: we are all in this together.

 

-On behalf of the LBW Title Staff, this resource was taken from the following website.

https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/oct2020/message-backpack-change

Sail through the school year successfully!!

 

  1. Eat a good breakfast every morning, don't let your child skip breakfast.

  2. Be sure your child gets a good night's sleep. Children need on average 10-12 hours of sleep per night.

  3. Wake them up early enough to get up on time so they are not tardy! Even if that means waking them up 15 or 30 minutes earlier than they used to wake up.

  4. Create a study routine for your child. A good rule of thumb is to have them do their homework right when they get home.

  5. Go over homework together.

  6. Check their book bags for notes, missed assignments, book orders, etc.

  7. Promote healthy habits like healthy snacks low in sugar, fresh fruits and vegetables.