JFK SCHOOL COUNSELOR
HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL?
1. Stay involved and feel free to contact your child's teacher or school staff with any questions or concerns.
2. Read with your child every night.
3. Be positive, do not speak negatively about your child’s teacher or school.
4. Make sure your child is getting plenty of sleep and is ready for school each day.
5. Help your child with his/her homework every night.
6. Ask your children about school and encourage them to talk about their day.
7. Teach your children to be responsible for their actions and their schoolwork.
NEW SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL CLIMATE AND LEARNING RESOURCES FOR PARENTS, FAMILIES, and SCHOOLS
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are increasing their focus on mental health and well-being. Many schools are working to create a positive social and emotional climate to support students' social and emotional learning. Parents and families play a critical role in this because they are often the first to help children develop skills to recognize and manage emotions, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Because research suggests that evidence-based social and emotional learning programs are more effective when extended into the home, CDC Healthy Schools has created a new tip sheet for parents and families and a new toolkit for schools to heighten awareness of and improve communication about social and emotional climate and learning.
You can find more information on our updated social and emotional climate and learning web page. Also, check out more resources for mental health and other healthy schools topics in our CDC Healthy Schools Partner Toolkit.