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Helicopter Parents

Many parents could be compared to helicopters, constantly hovering over their children, rarely out of reach, whether their children need them or not. Instead of teaching their children responsibility, these parents jump in even before a child needs help, and when their child makes a mistake, the parent takes over, and fixes it.  This will not help the children to develop their own decision-making
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Reading at home

Read with your son/daughter for about 15 minutes every night. Enlist the help of the children’s librarian at the public library to select interesting books that are at the instructional reading level (slightly above the child’s present level of reading development). At his/her instructional reading level, your son/daughter should be able to read 95 to 97 words in a 100-word passage without difficulty.

Making learning fun

Whenever possible, use a game format for learning (e.g., reviewing for a test by playing Jeopardy with the target information). The child will find it easier to attend to the information and hold it in mind long enough to process it more effectively.