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Creating a Home Environment that Promotes School Success

Most school-age kids are facing reality this week: summer is behind us and the demands of school and homework are upon us! Of course, parents face those demands too and play a crucial role in making sure children are physically and emotionally ready for optimal learning.


Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11’s Zachery Lashway 4 tips for what parents can do to create and maintain a home environment that supports school success from pre-K to college:

1) Together, organize your home to keep track of school items and ensure quiet spaces for study

2) Create a realistic family schedule, with sleep and sit-down meals as priorities

3) Plan in advance to avoid stressful transitions (especially morning send-off and bedtime routines)

4) Have a weekly family meeting to review how things are going, what can be improved


To view the video of this KARE 11 News at 11 segment, play the video box above.

To read Marti’s Creating a Home Environment that Promotes School Success tip sheet, click here.

To read Marti’s Supporting Your Children’s School Success tip sheet, click here.

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