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How can I help my child if he is struggling in school?

If your child is down because of difficult schoolwork, consider finding a tutor to help until she is back on track with the rest of the class. Check with the school for recommendations. Some schools have homework helpers after school where the teachers rotate and stay after school to work with kids who need or want extra help. See what’s available at your child’s school or check to see if maybe a teen in your neighborhood is interested in tutoring.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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