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Family Guides: Help Your Children Succeed in Key Learning Areas [downloadable]

FamilyGuides568When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful.  In fact, decades of research show that students with involved parents are more likely to attend school regularly, perform better in school, develop better social skills, and go on to post-secondary education.

Family engagement leads to student success. National PTA, in partnership with the National Education Association, has developed Family Guides for parents and caretakers with valuable tips for helping children succeed in key learning areas.

Check out these downloadable guides (also available in Spanish) to learn how you can make a difference:

Preparing Your Child for School


It’s Never Too Early to Start

Starting school can be daunting for both parent and child—but there are steps you can take to make the transition as smooth as possible. Long before your child walks through a classroom door, you can begin instilling the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

Family Guide: Preparing Your Child for School
Guía Familiar: Preparando a su hijo para la escuela

Making Sure Your Child Gets the Education They Deserve


A Guide for Parents

Your child has a right to attend and succeed in a great public school. Regardless of income, ethnicity, family circumstances, disability or school readiness, all children are entitled to an education that will help them reach their full academic, professional and personal potential. As a parent or guardian, you are the best advocate for ensuring this happens.

Family Guide: Making Sure Your Child Gets the Education They Deserve
Guía Familiar: Asegurándose de que su hijo reciba la educación que se merece

Starting Kindergarten Off Right

Help Your Child Make a Smooth Transition

So, your child is going to kindergarten! You must be very proud. But it’s also natural to feel some anxiety. After all, it’s the beginning of their formal education, and an important milestone both socially and academically. There are a number of things you can do to prepare your child, while keeping you both focused on the exciting aspects of this new adventure.

Family Guide: Starting Kindergarten Off Right
Guía Familiar: Comenzando el jardín de infantes de la manera correcta

Helping Your Teen Succeed in High School

From Study Habits to Social Media, They Need Your Support

High school can be one of the most exciting times in a young person’s life, but also one of the most stressful. The number of new academic concepts, extracurricular activities and social pressures they face can be overwhelming.

Family Guide: Helping Your Teen Succeed in High School
Guía Familiar: Ayudando a su hijo a tener éxito en la escuela secundaria

More Family Guides on topics such as school testing, scientific literacy, reading skills, and mathematics are available in the Resources section of the National PTA website.

Source: National PTA | Family Guides, https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/Family-Guides | ® National PTA, Accessed July 2019

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