Tips for Helping Tomorrow’s Future CHAMPS Changing Habits and Making Help your child build a sense of selfconfidence. Understand your child’s need to spend time with friends Stay firm but flexible when necessary. Keep the lines of communication open. Work together with your child’s teachers and school. Positive Steps Tasha Thompson, Counseling Intern East Cary Middle School Connect with Your Child’s Building Tomorrow’s Leaders School Counselor for a Successful School Year Understand the expertise and responsibilities of your child’s school counselor. They make a measurable impact in every student’s life, assisting with academic career, and personal/ social development. Meet or contact your child’s counselor anytime throughout the school year for guidance or assistance. Learn about your child’s school and social connections from the school counselor. Discuss your child’s challenges and concerns with the school counselor. After working with your child’s teacher, contact the school counselor to identify additional resources to help your child be successful. . Consistency– Helps a child learn to trust others as well as gain confidence. A child gains positive self-esteem and a sense of right and wrong the basis for a sense of justice and fairness. Creativity– Fosters awareness as new experiences open a child’s eyes to different ways of doing things. Decision Making Roles– Fosters critical thinking skills Ways to Help At Home Modeling– You, as the parent/guardian, are your child’s most important role model in developing leadership traits. By serving the community, showing empathy for others and living responsibly, parents/ guardians can mold their children’s behaviors. Teach Responsibility– It is the foundation for turning your child into a citizen that is able to meet present and future challenges. Support and Encourage your child to try out a wide variety of activities.
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