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Parents and caregivers are the most important teachers children will ever have. Whether it be creating and supporting a positive learning environment, helping children make the transition between schools, or Building stronger parent-child relationships, what parents do (and don't do) makes a tremendous impact on their children.

The following resources help parents and other caregivers aid their children's school success.

Supporting learning

Get tips for creating a supportive learning environment at home and the community.

Making School Transitions Positive

Help your children transition into, between, and out of school.

Building stronger parent-child relationships

Strengthen your own relationships with your children to help them succeed in school.

Featured resources

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Making Friends

Gain an understanding of what you can do to build your children's friendship skills.

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Has your child missed school lately?

Learn the definitions related to school absences, and how to encourage school attendance.

Related resources

Parenting for school success: A guide for parents¬†—¬†Access this handbook which gives parents practical ideas on supporting school success.

Families as partners in educationMinnesota Department of Education — Explore resources that can help you get more engaged in your child's education.

Live healthy, live well — Offers online resources and classes for families to keep bodies, minds, wallets, homes, and futures healthy.

Resources for families — Free web-based resources for families experiencing a family transition like divorce or separation.

Online courses for families — Take advantage of free or low-cost online courses on overindulgence, alcohol use, renting, saving money on groceries, and more.

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