Tips for preventing a student from dropping out

Tips for preventing a student from dropping out
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Tips for preventing a student from dropping out

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The best way for you to intervene if you think your child is going to drop out of High School is to go see their teachers, go see their counselors, and start working with your teenager every single day. Pay attention to the classes they have. Pay attention to their assignments. Work with them every single night. Go through their backpack. Get them a tutor if they need it. Find out what obstacles the child feels and address the obstacle, so the child can feel successful. Intervention programs at schools are also very good, if they have them. The best intervention tool for a child, is their parent.

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Lauren Weiss, PhD

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Lauren Weiss is an experienced Middle School Teacher of 13 years and published author of numerous educational books designed to help students and parents navigate the sometimes-difficult pre-teen years of school. Her student guidebook series are “manuals” that empower students by explaining such topics as how to interact with multiple teachers, how to access school resources, and how to respond to multiple real-life relevant situations that students encounter at school each day. Plus, each guidebook contains pages to track grades and test scores, plan for college, and assess life skills and personal growth. There is a special chapter on “How To Deal with Bullies.” Her bilingual (Spanish) Parent Guidebooks series includes How To Help The 6th Grader in Middle School and How To Raise a High-School Ready, College-Bound Graduate.

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