Most of us recall our school days with a mixture of nostalgia and hazy memories. It was a long time ago. We knew bullies and probably had some run-ins with them over the years. In every era there are those children, both boys and girls, who engage in bullying behaviors. Parents walk a fine line when helping their children to deal with bullying behaviors.
Parents want what’s best for their children, and one of the best things any child can have is a positive experience in education. Outside of the home, school is the place that children spend most of their time. When learning goes well, it can be an amazing experience. Children can discover new talents and skills they never knew they had, and can see the world in exciting new ways. Success at school makes school more fun and exciting for children, which, in turn, makes them more likely to succeed.
Various factors can cause literacy problems for your child, such as hearing difficulties, lack of exposure to words and language early on in life, and dyslexia, which has to do with the brain wiring a child inherits. The good news is that just about all reading problems can be corrected, especially when identified early on in life. When you, the parent, believe it is possible for your child to learn to read well over time, they, too, will believe in themselves.
The back-to-school season is a busy one. As you and your children begin to settle into your new and sometimes stressful routines, experiencing information overload is not uncommon. I want to remind you that the Calgary Police Service has dedicated resources available to you and your children through our School Resource Officers (SROs) and the Start Smart Stay Safe (S4) program.
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