1. Make sure a homework routine is in place every day with no distractions.
2. Encourage your child every day by reminders that he is handsome, bright, awesome and talented, or whatever words best describe his strengths.
3. Read to your child every night.
4. Contact the school for tutorial services, mentoring programs, and outside resources that would help you as a single parent.
5. Too many high school students have too much “alone time.” Supervision or accountability should be in place.
This excerpt is from an article in the column “Highschooland,” written by Karyn Rashoff, M. S. Educational Counseling, and published in OC Health magazine. Read the full article 5 Hints from a Single Mom and High School Guidance Technician.