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    Helping Kids Make Good Choices
    Making choices is a daily experience and for most it must be modeled and learned.
    Show your children how to TARGET good decisions with these six steps:
    1. Think about each choice before you react.
    2. Ask yourself what will happen if you make that choice.
    3. Remember your goals. Your decision should be in alignment with your long term goals.
    4. Gather the facts. Get additional information or ask an important person their opinion.
    5. Explore other possibilities. Are there additional choices or solutions you haven"t considered?
    6. Think about your final decision and it"s consequences
    Helping Your Child Succeed in School
    Remember, success in school begins at home since parents are a child"s first and most important teachers.
    Children are strongly influenced by their parent"s attitudes towards school and the learning process. It is vital for parents to be the most positive role models possible.
    * Meet with your child"s teachers to find out how they are doing in class.
    * Check your child"s agenda daily.
    * Provide a quiet place at home for your child to do homework.
    *Adding structure such as scheduling activities and studying time will help children. We have TAKS study guides available, if you child doesn"t bring their textbooks home or always says "I don"t have anything to study"
    Teaching Your Child the Value of Responsibility
    Parents agree that responsibility is one of the most important characteristics they wish their children to develop. Responsible behavior will help a child meet all of life"s tasks and become more self-confident, independent, and successful.
    *Be good role models but don"t be afraid to let your child see that you"re not perfect.
    *Give children opportunities to take on responsibility for themselves and others.
    *Make sure your child knows what is expected and set high but attainable goals.
    *Encourage helpfulness and participation in tasks.
    ***Allow children to bear the consequences of their actions. This is often the most difficult, but the most beneficial. When no built-in consequences exists, devise one that is logical and fair
Last Modified on September 18, 2023