Raising Healthy Children Family Support Programs
Raising Healthy Children | Supporting School Success | Guiding Good Choices
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This workshops series provides parents with the skills they
need to support their child's academic success. The series
includes five two-hour sessions. The first two sessions
focus on developing a home learning routine, learning
through play and talk, and communicating with the school.
Parents then choose three topics from the following five
The program provides activities and learning games for parents to use with children of all ability levels.
Parents also have an opportunity to practice their new skills with their child during the last 20 minutes of the
sessions, when children are invited to join their parents to participate together in a learning activity. This
guided practice session gives parents an immediate opportunity to use strategies learned in the workshops
with their child.
- helping with homework.
- strengthening children's reading and language skills.
- reinforcing math skills.
- coping with problems at school (anger management and problem-solving skills).
- 0teaching skills to children.
At one Raising Healthy Children elementary school, the Supporting School Success Workshop Leader, a
counselor at the school, was approached by an eight-year-old student who asked, "how many more of the
classes are you going to have for parents?" The counselor answered, "Two more." The boy responded,
"You've got to do more of them! My mom is changing! She comes home from work every day and wants
to play games with me or talk to me!"
After attending the Supporting School Success workshops and learning about the importance of
establishing a learning environment and learning routines, one harried mother of three school-age
children used the "in-boxes, out boxes" that she and her children had made together at the workshops to
manage the papers, assignments, notes, and other items that came home from school or had to be
returned to school. As a result, the "morning crazies," which had often ruined everyone's day,
disappeared. In addition, her third-grade son, whose grades had suffered because his homework was
often left behind in the mad dash out the door in the morning, saw significant improvements on his next
Purchasing Supporting School Success: These materials are available for order through the Channing
Bete Company. Please visit their website for a breakdown of costs: http://www.channing-bete.com/prevention-programs/supporting-school-success/.
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