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September 1, 2007

Top 3 Ways Parents Can Boost Kids

Judie Kleinmaier:

It's that time of year -- a chance for a fresh start for all students. It's been a long time since I started a school year, but I remember the anxiety and anticipation: Will it be a good year? What do I have to do to be successful?

With that in mind, I e-mailed principals at three Madison schools and asked them to offer a bit of advice. My question was simple and straightforward: What are the three most important things parents can do to help their kids get off to a good start in school this fall?

Their answers brought to mind a book that was a bestseller in the 1980s: "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" by Robert Fulghum. The advice from these experienced educators involves a lot of common sense and caring and sharing.

Here are their responses:

Posted by Jim Zellmer at September 1, 2007 12:00 AM
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