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Children need a regular routine and monitoring to succeed in school. Children do better when families and schools provide a consistent pattern of events and age-appropriate monitoring and supervision. When children understand their schedule of daily activities, directions for schoolwork, and rules for behavior, they do better in and out of school.

The following resources will help you get started.

How to Handle Homework — Tips to help children make the most of their study time.

Guidelines for Setting Consequences — Strategies for parents to use to teach natural and logical consequences rather than punishment to change the child's behavior.

Setting Limits for Responsive Discipline — Limits provide a sense of security for children.

Using Guidance Tools — Strategies for parents to use in managing conflict and to teach responsibility.

Using Natural and Logical Consequences — By allowing children to experience the pleasant or unpleasant consequence of their behavior, they learn what happens because of the behavior choices they made.

Related Resources

Making Family Mealtime a Tradition Online Course — Short, free online course to learn about the benefits of eating meals together as a family.

The Importance of Family Mealtimes — Learn the benefits of serving family meals and find resources for getting started.

Research on Factors for School Success: Structure — Research summary for professionals discusses how structure facilitates student success.

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