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Why should I do a mid-year check on my child's school experience?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Mid-year is when parents tend to have a good idea about how their kids are doing in school -- which subjects are hard or easy and how they like their teachers.

This is also a time of year when parents often overlook a few important aspects of their children's school experience that can greatly impact learning success.

That's why now is the ideal time to do a mid-year checkup with your child's progress, identify potential problems and resolve them so you make the remainder of your child's school year go far smoother and not be caught off-guard. Here are some issues to look at:
  • academic progress
  • attendance and tardies
  • friendships
  • activity load
  • sleep deprivation
  • meal skipping
  • stress level
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