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4 Ways to Stay Involved in Your Preteen's Education

Don't move to the sidelines when your kid gets to middle school.

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Preteens do better academically when their parents stay involved in their education. Here's what you can do:

  1. Be a physical presence in the school: Attend parent-teacher conferences, sports events and concerts. Volunteer on a school committee or be a chaperone on a field trip or at a dance.
  2. Help your kid select electives: Support choices that reflect her special interests.
  3. Be an advocate: Get teachers' feedback on your child's progress, and offer instructors your own view of how she's doing.
  4. Make the school system work for you: Find out what kinds of resources are available to your pre-teen, and what you can do at home to support teachers' efforts.

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