This site is designed to help you gain an
appreciation for how you can best help your school-aged child.
Military-connected families typically move
every 2.9 years. Our school-aged children must make adjustments to new
friends, new schools, and new environments.
teachers have the benefit of seeing children in their local community grow up
before their eyes. Many teach in the communities where they live. Oftentimes
they know children since birth and watch them grow as they attend school where
Military-connected families move into a school system and
leave about three years later. What happens during those years is
critical to your child's success. Military-connected families need to
help educators know their children better so they can better educate our
children. No one knows your child better than you do. You must be an
advocate for your child.
The information on this site is intended to
help you positively represent yourself and your child.
Helping Your Child
Before you approach your childís teacher, the
school principal, or the school board, think
about your actions and keep this in mind: Are you
helping your child? Be sure that you have a just cause. Then plan
how you will communicate your concerns.
Know what you want and be sure
that it is reasonable. Plan your words.
Approach the staff in a
confident, cooperative manner.
LISTEN. There are always at
least two sides to every story. Perhaps the staff hasnít heard your
side. Your attitude may even communicate how willingly they will listen
Most educators seek that profession because
they are genuinely interested in helping children. Keep that in mind.
Explore my Web-Site and see how YOU can
help military children!