Try these easy and powerful ways to keep this school year going strong:
START THE DAY RIGHT. Nutritious breakfasts can get lost in the morning rush. Untraditional fare (say, a whole-wheat tortilla with cheese, refried beans and leftover veggies) can be a satisfying, portable breakfast, says Marilyn Swanson of the USDA’s Children’s
BOOKMARK THE SCHOOL WEBSITE. Keep up with school news online and with your kids’ teachers via e-mail. “Students with engaged parents tend to succeed,” says Jan Harp Domene, national PTA president.
WORK OUT DURING HOMEWORK. Research shows that physical activity helps a child academically. So toss a tennis ball during vocabulary drills or kick a soccer ball while reciting times tables, says Michelle May of the
PUT”ZZZ’S” ON THE A-LIST. Insufficient sleep can hurt children academically the next day. Try to get plenty of sleep each night.
Source: ParentSmart by Ann Pleshette Murphy,