HOW TO SURVIVE SCHOOL LIFE
The anxiety of being away from home, parents, and familiar ground can be a little scary for girls. Pre-school is a place of exploring, discovering, and developing freely in the area of developmental learning. Preschool offers many benefits. It can be a great place for her to interact with peers and learn life lessons (Share, take turns, and follow rules). Find out what activities go on in school and introduce them at home first. Write down likes and dislikes about your daughter that your teacher may need to know. Create a picture book with pictures of the family in it for her to take to school daily. Write a letter introducing your daughter to her teacher explaining what she likes to do for fun. Ask the teacher if you can share her favorite home activity with the class.
GRADE SCHOOL GRADES K-5
Still exploring and developing. Work hard at being your own best friend! Focus on the positive things about yourself. Stand up for yourself. Do not be hard on yourself for not having a “best friend”. Think of things that you like about yourself. Being a best friend to you is important. (Having many best friends will make you uncomfortable and awkward because you will always try to please all of your friends)
MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADES 6-8
Consider this the awkward time in your daughter’s life from grades 6-8. It is when many girls hit puberty as well as when cliques are formed, popularity contest begins, and cell phones come into play. Make good attempts to focus on the right classes, and friends with the same interest, ignore negativity or bullies, study hard, and stay away from cell phones. Be yourself! Be your own best friend. Make good attempts to get involved in your school with sports, clubs, extra curriculum activities, or music.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 9-12
You have both joy and pains of High School. This is a very crucial time in your daughter’s life because her performance at school could determine what college she attends and career interests. Going through school with the right attitude will determine how well she survives. Things to make sure you do:
• Do Homework
• Be on time for class
• Get help if being bullied (addressing it right away and standing up to them right when it happens cuts down on bullying to a halt, which would make your four years less strenuous)
• Stay focused (don’t let friends lead you down the wrong path)
• Make friends w/ diversity
• Get and stay organized
• Get involved in (clubs, rallies, extra curriculum activities, hobbies, sports etc…)
• Be your own “best friend”
• Stay away from boyfriends and drugs
Let us help her better help herself. School is a wonderful place of learning with many great experiences that needs welcoming without hassle. Let us make life easier for her. Please continue to empower her. Parent involvement is crucial in your daughter’s life. Your involvement will build skills, confidence, and self-esteem that will last beyond her school days.
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