HOW RESOURCE PARENTS CAN HELP STRUGGLING STUDENTS

by Kelly Sullivan

Kelly Sullivan, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist, Director of Mental Health Services at the Center for Child & Family Health, and an Assistant Professor at Duke University Medical Center.

"School is the work of childhood" says Kelly in this article by Fostering Perspectives and doing this work well can be a real challenge if the child is in foster care. Many foster parents know all too well the ups and downs of homework with a child that has difficulty.  Kelly says "Try not to view these behaviors negatively. Think of them not as attention-seeking but as attachment-seeking." This article is full of good advice for any parent. 

Source: http://fosteringperspectives.org/?p=1251