Foster Parenting E-Magazine, August 2010

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Preparing for Back-to-School Issues

Your kids are going back to school. If they've experienced trouble or issues at school, they are probably not too excited to return. These issues could range from a learning setback to bullying. These issues can cause hesitancy in your child--a hesitancy that can become a major detriment if not take care of, as soon as possible.

So how exactly do you prepare for these back-to-school issues? As is commonly the answer, it is different for every situation. The best solution for one child may not work for the next child. That's why it is important to try many different methods in order to find the one which works best for your foster child. Below is a list of suggestions to prepare for and effectively deal with back-to-school issues.

Meet with the Teacher: Inform your child's teacher of any issues your child has. If there is a bully at school, speak with the teacher about it. There is no reason to let this kind of problems persist in your child's life-especially one that can be taken care of relatively easily. If your child is falling behind because he or she needs more one-on-one interaction with the teacher, bring it up. Do everything you can to guarantee the academic success of your foster child. After you discuss these issues with the teacher, he or she should be able to come up with some solutions. And make sure to include your own input in the solutions. You need to be comfortable and confident in moving forward.

Talk with Your Child: Ask your foster child to explain what he or she thinks is the problem. Have him or her talk about the issues he or she is experiencing. It may even give you a clearer view and understanding of the problem. Speaking with your child about the problem can even be therapeutic.

Schoolwork and Homework Help: If your foster child is having issues with keeping up with or fully understanding schoolwork and homework, there is a simple fix. You can help him or her out yourself, or you can hire a tutor. You can also organize a homework club or group, consisting of your child's friends.

Encouragement: Continue to encourage your child in school. Earning an education is important for advancement in today's world. Give your child the best shot to receive an education and continue to grow and progress through life.

While back-to-school time can be difficult, it is important to do what you can to ease your foster child's concerns, fears, and frustrations, and encourage him or her to love school and appreciate learning.


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