TITLE

Helping Parents

AUTHOR(S)
Warnemuende, Carolyn
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Principal;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on elementary school principals' role in helping parents of struggling learners to support and encourage their children. The author discusses the importance of mutual trust and respect among children, parents, and the principal. She explains the benefits of principals having accurate knowledge about slow learners, describes home strategies for parents, and notes the need to develop empathy and compassion and apply them in communication with parents and students.
ACCESSION #
28012448

 

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