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Families

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.

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Monitoring Tips

Get a better understanding of what monitoring is, why it's important, and modeling strategies you can use to build parent-child relationships.

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Homework: How to Help

Explore guidelines for helping your children with their homework.

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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