How Parents and Guardians Can Help

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How Parents and Guardians Can Help To Educate Their Child

The following resources provide parents and guardians with ideas and tools to help with their child's education.

  1. Who's responsible for your child's education? Lists the individuals and groups responsible for publicly funded elementary and secondary education in Ontario. The duties are legislated in the Ontario Education Act, Chapter E.2, Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1990, as amended.
  2. What Parents Can Do to Improve Learning?
  3. What Parents Can Do to Help With Homework?
  4. Arrange to communicate with your child's teacher in person, by phone ore via e-mail at least once a month.
  5. Six Ways School Kids Manipulate Parents -- and What You Can Do About It By David Swanson, Psy.D. from JustMommies.com
  6. A Quiz: Are You Involved Enough in Your Child's Life? By Dr. Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., from JustMommies.com
  7. Help your child get organized to do homework.
  8. Helping Struggling Readers from ReadingRockets.org
  9. A Parent's Guide to the Online World
  10. 11 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe
  11. Get involved at your child's school.
  12. Supervision and Prevention Means Safe Surfing For Your Kids
  13. Evaluation of Health Information on the Internet
  14. Parents Empowering Parents (P.E.P.) Society provides education, innovative programming, support and hope for individuals or families dealing with or concerned about substance abuse/addiction.
  15. Help your teen improve reading and writing skills (MS Word doc)
  16. Parent tip sheets provide practical suggestions to help parents get involved in their children's education. From the Peel District School Board.
  17. Questions Parents Should Ask Teachers. From the Peel District School Board.


Help Your Child Read

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Help Your Child Study

  1. Study skills Tip Sheet (MS Word doc) provides tips to help your teen sharpen their study skills. From the Peel District School Board.