Growing Up With Hearing Loss
Help Your Child Study
Start a study plan. Study together everyday. Talk about school. Help your child:
- Find a good place to study. Find a place that's quiet and lets him work.
- Choose a study area in part of your home just for doing homework.
- Make a box for things to study and a box for homework.
- Ask your child's teachers for progress reports and report cards.
- Talk with your his teachers once a week if you can.
- Use a notebook to communicate with his teachers:
- Pass the notebook back and forth everyday. This is great for your child!
- The notebook will help you see your child's homework assignments and progress.
- Use smiley face stickers in the notebook. This way, your child can see what the report says.
- Talk about the day with your child. Do this while you are looking in the book.
Get rewards for good grades and hard work
- Study with your child.
- Do something together when the homework is finished.
- Give your child a treat or watch a favorite movie together.
- Give your child a big hug. Tell him how proud you are of him. This is something you can do everyday.
No one will get tired of it!
- Plan ahead.
- Know when deadlines for reports and projects are due.
- Put up a calendar with school information on it.
- Problem-solving takes time and hard work.
- Tell your child he's doing a great job!
Use a shoebox or drawer for homework supplies.
- Have your child decorate the outside of the shoebox.
- You can put things like this in the shoebox: Ruler, pencil, map, globe, dictionary, scissors,
colored pencils, papers, etc.
- Put the shoebox where your child does his homework every night.
- This will help your child work better.
- Your child's teacher can give you ideas.
Next: Use Resources