The Keys to Parental Involvement
"The ABC's of Parental Involvement"
A... affectionate and caring parents have winning children.
B... build up your children's confidence.
C... cooperate with others who work and care for your children.
D... direct your children's attention to improve listening and speaking skills.
E... establish rules and stick to them. Be consistent!
F... forget about comparing one child to another.
G... govern with discipline at home, in the community, and at school.
H... help your child to know when to say no! Peer pressure is dangerous.
I... institute regular visits to places of interest: libraries, parks, museums...
J... join your child in play time with fun and games.
K... keep lines of communication open.
L... let your child develop interest in hobbies of his own liking.
M... mother, but don't smother your child!
N... never give up on your child!
O... open every possible door of help for your child, it will be remembered.
P... patience and positive attitudes are positive traits for parents.
Q... quiet children should be observed carefully; they may need your help.
R... read to your child from the cradle to adulthood.
S... socialize with your child and his friends. Know who they are.
T... teach your child the difference between right and wrong.
U... utilize your time and your child's wisely; try to follow a routine.
V... visit your child's school often; know the teachers.
W... watch your vocabulary; negative words are easily learned by children.
X... x-ray yourself. Are your actions and attitudes a good example?
Y... you are the most important person in your children's lives!
Z... zero in on your child's life and live zealously!
Judy Dato, Title I Parental Involvement Manual, Tampa, Florida, "Hand In Hand" Coordinator