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12/19/2018

Check in on Your Child's Goals

This point in the school year is a great time for parents to check in with their student's goals and how they are progressing. If you are yet to do this with your student, below is an article from The Tutoring Center, Colleyville which can help.

Their Goals and Progress

It’s likely that your child hasn’t yet shared their goals with you, but you can rest assured that they have them. Either they set them for themselves or their teacher did it for them. Start by finding out what their goals are and write them down in a notebook so that you can keep track of them throughout the remainder of the school year. During this time, it’s important that your child feels comfortable to tell you if they are falling behind instead of pretending that they are on track. If they tell you they are behind, be sure to respond positively with support and recognize the work they have done to get where they are.
  • If your child is falling behind with their goals, help them find ways to get back on track. This could include helping them with their homework a little more of reorganizing their schedule to provide them with more study time.
  • Of course, it may be that your child can’t realistically reach their goals by the end of the school year. If this is the case, look at adjusting their goals so that they are more reasonable.
While it’s not ideal to reduce a goal, it’s much better for them to spend their time studying and working towards something which they can achieve instead of simply giving up and spending their time doing nothing.

Additional Goals

If the outcome of your discussion is that your child is not only likely to achieve all of their goals but they also believe they have additional time, consider adding complementary goals. As an example, if your child is reading a series of books, look for small connected books by the same author which relate to the series. Often, an author will write complementary books which delve deeper into a particular character or set of events. This is a great way to maximize their learning without overwhelming them.

One-to-One Tutoring Works

If you aren’t able to provide your student with the level of homework help they need or they are struggling with a particular class or lesson, tutoring can help. To find out more about how one-to-one tutoring can work for your student, speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Colleyville at (214) 517-8457 and book your free initial diagnostic assessment.

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