Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

August is “Back to School”!
Time for the team approach

by Barbara Wynne

August 01, 2013

We are always resolved to make certain our children have an outstanding year at school – and realizing that a child’s teacher needs parent cooperation and support is a good first step. Classrooms are far more efficient when parents help on field trips, special programs and projects. Sending a note saying you want to be of assistance with a list of times you are available and your phone number conveys your interest in your child’s education and willingness to be on the “team.”

Building a team of special people to support your child is a great gift. Grandparents, godparents, favorite aunts and uncles, close family friends, coaches, a Sunday school teacher, a favorite neighbor, baby sitters and of course your family doctor are all good choices. Just make certain that the experience your child has with their team is positive and helps them build confidence and a focus on the future. As you start a new school year, make sure that the team has time to spend with your child.

Of course, the most important member of your child’s team is you. If you’re a mom or dad, you know that even small gestures go a long way – starting each school day with a nourishing breakfast and a little pep talk means so much. And don’t forget to send your child out the door with a big “I Love You!”