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SPEAK is a weekly resource provided to Students, Parents, Educators, and Administrators. It allows all stakeholders to participate in the social, emotional, and academic well-being of a child and then in return apply the Knowledge to ensure a purposeful and successful school year with compassion. Therefore, I ask the question, “What are you SPEAKing to and with your students and children?”
SPEAK to your children and or students about getting in the habit of daily routines, apply and practice them daily until it becomes a habit, and watch how your child develops into a successful student academically and socially.
“The secret of your child's success is established in the daily routines that are in place. Establish purposeful routines that will lead to intentional success.”
- Dr. Tasheka L. Green
Develop a SLEEP routine with a consistent bedtime…
The National Foundation of Sleep, depending on the child's age range, recommends anywhere from 8 to 13 hours of sleep per night. Discuss with your child to develop an established bedtime that allows him or her to have the recommended hours of sleep. Practice the bedtime 3-4 weeks before the start of the new school year. Adhere to the established bedtime every night, even on the weekends. The key is being consistent with bedtime seven days a week.
Develop HEALTHY EATING habits…
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states healthy eating habits promote growth and cognitive development. Proper intellectual development results in your child performing at his or her greatest potential. Developing healthy eating habits includes eating a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as providing your child with healthy snacks and drinking plenty of water. United States Department of Health and Human Services and United States Department of Agriculture 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans at a Glance, emphasizes
taking the recommended servings of fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy, grains, and oils promote healthy eating patterns.
ELIMINATE the usage of television, video games, and technology…
Monitor, limit, or eliminate television, video games, and pleasurable use of technology during the school year. The American Academy of Pediatrics provides recommended guidelines for screen time. During the school weekday, consider having your child eliminate the use of these devices and use them as a privilege or reward. Too much screen time during the weekday can become overstimulating, distracting, and replace the conversation needed with your child to promote higher levels of cognitive development.
Develop BEFORE and AFTER school routines…
How your child prepares for his or her day impacts what transpires throughout the day. How your child ends his or her day influences the behaviors that are exhibited at home. Develop, write, communicate, and post step-by-step routines for before and after school. Make sure the routines are concise and clearly communicate the expectations. Adhere and be consistent with the established before and after school routines. If the before and after routines are not working well, make the adjustments needed to ensure a smooth and effortless daily routine.
Remember, routines build habits, habits build character, and character builds SUCCESS!
To Everything There Is A Season Learning Academy and Consultant, “Where children grow and adults sow!”
- Dr. Tasheka L. Green