You can help your "typical" or "average" student survive and thrive in school with this tips from Julie Boyd, the Upper School division head at the Academy of the Sacred Heart.

  1. Put away all unnecessary distractions when doing homework: cell phones, alerts on the laptop’s screen.
  2. Put aside a specific study time. Not, “when I’ll get to it,” but rather “from 5-7:30.”
  3. Before moving to a tutor, ask for help from the teacher.
  4. Have periodic check-ins with your children about the materials they’re studying, especially when you know they’re causing them stress.
  5. Talk about what they’re learning in school. The value of conversation is amazing, and how they can think about a topic in a different way.

To read more about helping your "typical" student thrive in school, check out this feature article.

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