Play a game that builds math skills, such as cards, dominoes or chess.
Do something you’ve never done before with your child. Try a new food. Visit a new place.
Just for fun, serve a “backwards dinner.” Eat dessert first.
Share an article that might interest your child. Discuss it together.
Tell your child a joke today.
Make a recreational screen time schedule for the week. Help each other stick to it.
Review your house rules. Do they still fit your child’s age and maturity?
Ask your child a thought-provoking question, such as “What do you think life will be like in 50 years?”
Set consequences for misbehavior that teach rather than punish.
Read a story aloud as a family.
Teach your child how to do a household task, such as tracking expenses. Competence makes kids feel good.
All students and staff are invited to wear orange on Wednesday, October 19 to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no one should ever experience bullying!
Discuss different ways to ease stress, such as exercising or listening to relaxing music.
Help your child make a savings plan for a special purchase.
Tell your child that you believe he or she can learn and succeed academically. They’ll be more likely to do so.
Read your child’s reading assignment together. Then ask him or her to tell you about it in their own words.
Test observation skills with your child. Challenge each other to describe someone you just passed on the street.
Encourage your child to talk to at least three new people outside of his or her normal group of friends this week.
How would your child handle peer pressure to drink, take a pill or vape? Use role-playing to practice ways to say no.
DLP: Set aside time to listen as your child tells you about each of their teachers and classes. Ask questions about what they're learning as well as what their favorite and least favorite times of the school day are.