What can I do as a parent to help my child who is struggling academically?

Contact the classroom the teacher and ask the following questions

    • What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses?
    • Why is my child struggling/receiving a low grade in your class?
    • What can I do at home to help my child be more successful?

     

Request a team meeting with your child’s teachers and other relevant professionals

    • Discuss classroom strategies and building levels supports that may be appropriate
    • Discuss home-based strategies to reinforce skills  

Try the following at home with your child:

    • Studying (i.e. Creating practice work/study guides)
    • Reviewing and checking homework
    • Reading with your child
    • Praise your child and offer a reward system at home for effort