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Letter - Parents need to be involved

To the editor:

I feel that parent involvement is very important when it comes to the well being of children. As a mother of four children and two stepdaughters, I am involved with what is going on in school and their social life. It is more comforting when you know how your child is doing in school and knowing who their friends are.

The first thing a parent has to do is check what they did in school that day and see if they have homework to do. That is the first thing I do when they walk in the door. I ask what they did, what they learned, and how their day was. I help them with their homework, when needed.

I always ask them about their friends and what they did during their free time in school. I just ask them basic questions, trying not to pry so much. I just want to make sure they don't do anything wrong and are behaving well.

When you want to know more about what your child is being taught or if a problem arises about anything, it is always a good idea to schedule a teacher conference. This way, you know exactly how your child is doing in school and what more you could do at home.

So, in other words, just take the time and talk to your children. Feel free to ask them anything about school and friends. They open up so much better when they know you care about them and want to know what is going on with their education.

Mandy Jimenez,

ATC Child

Development student

Brooten, MN