Be a Proactive Parent this School Year

It’s time for children and parents to get ready for school.YMCA After School It is normal for both children and parents to be nervous about the new school year.

The Houston Chronicle recently stopped by the Foster Family YMCA to interview day campers about heading back to school for an article filled with tips from the kids for parents.

Parents can do a lot to make sure their children are ready to take on the daily school grind. From preparing healthy lunches, getting the necessary school supplies and making sure they keep in contact with their child’s teacher, parents have a great responsibility in ensuring the success of their children during the school year.

Being a proactive parent can help your child blossom inside and outside of the classroom. Don’t be afraid to ask your kids what they are doing in school. Showing an interest and asking your kids to interact with you will make a significant difference in your child’s life.

YMCA After SchoolYou also want to make sure that your child is engaged and safe outside of the normal school day. It is especially important for working parents to have necessary care after school. One option for this is YMCA After School care.

Shawn Borzelleri, Vice President of Programming with the YMCA, explains, “Kids who attend our after school program have several resources available including help with their school work and the opportunity to move around and play. It gives kids and parents the chance to make choices about how their time outside of school is spent.”

Y After School helps children grow in mind, body and spirit while emphasizing and modeling the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. If you are interested in learning more, you can click here and register your child for an after school program nearest you.

To all the students out there, good luck this year and we hope to see you soon!

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