Friday, April 27, 2018

As summer is approaching, it is important to help your children or teens to continue developing their independence skills.  While your children are at school, they are constantly developing their independence skills by:

  • Writing their homework on their assignment notebook

  • Putting away their backpacks

  • Transitioning from class to class

  • Ensuring their work area is neat

  • Turning-in homework on time

  • Checking their grades

  • Balancing school work while being involved in extra-curricular activities

  • Developing self-advocacy skills and asking for help when necessary

  • Cleaning their backpack, lockers, and lunch bags

These are some of the skills that are being reinforced on a daily basis while being at school.  In the summer time, it is important to continuously reinforce these skills. Children and teens who develop these skills have a better ability to self-advocate, be responsible, and be assertive with decision making.  Therefore, those who have acquired...

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