- Use real school desks and chairs to mimic the “real thing.”
- Perform lots of drill and rote memorization of state capitals, grammar rules, and other facts.
- Every time your child asks what a word means, tell them to look it up.
- Insist that your kids sit still and look at you when you are teaching.
- After every chapter, make sure your kids answer reading comprehension questions in their notebooks. Don’t forget to use full sentences.
- Always choose serious, academically challenging textbooks for your curriculum.
- Remind your children everyday of the importance of studying hard, so that they won’t be a failure in life.
- If your children balk or dilly-dally over school work, make them sit at the desk until it is finished.
- Set a schedule, and stick to it, even if your child is working on something else.
- Worry a lot, out loud, and wonder if you are doing the right thing.
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