Holiday break is here and if your child is like most, he or she is probably grateful for a little time off school and away from homework. While a break is certainly in order and important for children to recharge and rejuvenate, CEO and Co-Founder Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center encourages parents to use these next couple of weeks away from school as a chance to open the lines of communication and plan ahead for a great rest of the year.
“At this point in the year, report cards are coming out soon and it’s important for parents to check in with their children about how things are going so far and where or if they need additional support,” she says. “Keep it positive so that when January comes and it’s time to head back into the classroom, children feel refreshed and ready to finish the first quarter strong.”
Huntington offers five suggestions for parents this winter break:
This winter break, take a step back from the day-to-day school grind and let your child know that you’re there for support, whether the year has gone well or poorly. “Most children need this break to unwind, but that doesn’t mean parents should avoid talking about school,” Huntington says. “Lay the foundation for good communication now and when report cards come out in a month, you and your child can just continue the conversation you’ve started and formulate a plan to guide your child toward success.”
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