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Resources for Parents
Resources for parents in need of transitional housing - Family Promise is a resource which helps families with children find transitional housing. Family Promise is a program that provides a place to stay and a mentoring program for families. Parents must participate in the mentoring program. You may contact them at http://www.familypromise.org.
Suggested Reading List for Parents
Louise Bates Ames, Arnold Gesell, and Frances L. Ilg,. The Child from Five to Ten.
T. Berry Brazelton. Working and Caring.
Lee Canter. Homework Without Tears.
Foster Cline and Jim Fay. Parenting with Love and Logic.
Bernice E. Cullinan. Reading to Me: Raising Kids Who Love to Read.
Dolores Curran. Traits of a Healthy Family.
Rudolph Dreikurs. Children the Challenge.
David Elking. The Hurried Child.
Adele Faver and Elaine Mazlish. Siblings Without Rivalry and How to Talk so Kids Will Listen.
Florence Karnofsky and Trudy Weiss. How to Improve Your Child's Language and Thinking Skills.
Karen Renshow Joslin. Positive Parenting from A to Z.
Amy Lew and Betty Lou Bettner. A Parent's Guide to Understanding and Motivating Children.
Robert J. MacKenzie. Setting Limits.
Harold Kopliwicz, M.D. It's Nobody's Fault.
Stephen Norwicki, Jr. and Marshall P. Duke. Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In.
Great Study Tips
Learning is a joint effort. Everyone must help if students are to learn. Teachers are responsible for teaching and parents for parenting, but students must realize that no one else can do their learning for them. Children must believe that the hours they spend studying and the effort they put into it, make the difference between success and failure. In order for a student to have a successful school year, it is necessary to have good study skills.
The following are study tips to help your student reach their maximum potential:
Allow time for information to "soak in".
Too many new ideas at one time are confusing.
The human brain can successfully process 6-7 ideas during one time period and maintain good retention of the information if enough repetition is used.
It is less tiring to "spread out" study periods rather than to "cram."
Pace yourself. Set short term and long term academic goals.
Be organized. Keep a course notebook, even if one is not required. Organization is essential for learning.
Arrive in class on time and prepared with pencil, paper, books, completed homework assignments, and a good attitude.
Use the tasks/assignments that do not require great amounts of concentration alternately with more difficult tasks.
Listen carefully to your teacher's explanation of topics. Ask questions when you are confused. Answer questions voluntarily in class even when you are not asked. Take notes in class.
Begin with the most difficult task-and "get it done" so that it won't hang over your head!
Make studying a habit.
Capitalize on the strengths and compensate for the weaknesses in your learning style.
Seriously consider the effects of procrastination and how well you can do without them.
Examine your priorities and how you can make changes to make your life easier and more successful.
Become aware of your time management patterns and change them gradually to better meet your needs.
From: Carol Wood, Director
Total Learning Concepts