Programs for Parents
All Programs are 75 Minutes
  
How to Study – 10 Minutes to an “A”

  

When You Clean Your Room We Will Feed You
  
              The accent is on useable study techniques that a parent can instill in their child. The ideas are presented in a fun & energetic style. Parents must walk their talk – telling a child he/she should read more must be shown by having the child see the parents reading.

            Working hard is not enough. You must work smart as well. The 10-minute plan to an “A” is a basic way of ensuring success in school. The plan is work, but the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

            Areas covered: never leave a blank on a teacher made test, read ½ hour each day, 10-minute plan to an “A”, using color-coded index card, writing it to prove you know it, writing down the teacher’s question. Laugh & Learn.
  
  
             This program is designed to allow parents to give their children more choices. The more small choices a person can make as a child the easier the bigger decisions (drugs, sex, alcohol) will be to make in later life.

            Areas covered: What do you want your children to tell their children about you? Coin flipping for decisions. It is not what others say to you that matters. It is what you say to your self after they stop talking. Ethnic jokes. Parenting ideas.
  

Family Study Skills Night

A Night of Memory Techniques
  
           No one has a poor memory. We have untrained memories. We learn very little “new” things. Everything we remember, either consciously or unconsciously, is through association. When a person consciously uses association techniques the memory can be enhanced. The basic question asked is, “What does it remind me of?”

            Areas covered: the 50 states in alphabetical order, states & their capitals, mnemonics, 90 – 20 – 8 Rule, first letter.
  

            Parents & students (anytime the students are invited you will have a better parent response) from second grade up, using an 8-page booklet, will work on scheduling their time, concentration, cutting down on TV viewing, cutting back on allowance, use of color-coded index cards, association techniques (using the states and capitals) and the 5 ways to remember material.