"The more your child is committed to learning, the more likely he or she is to grow up healthy."

Our job as parents and adults is to encourage our children to value learning and make a personal commitment to it.  Here are some simple but effective ways to do this:

Read to your child daily
• Visit libraries, zoos,museums.
• Help homework become a part of your child’s evening routine.
• Help your child learn howto studywith a friend.
• Find creative ways to help your child link her or his interests with school subjects.
• Place more emphasis on lifetime learning—notjust graduation.
• Help your teenager think about future goals, and the discipline and boundaries required to reach them.
- Find at least one small way to become involved in your child’s school.
• Encourage your child to accomplish tasks.
• Help your child be alert by getting enough sleep, eating well, and coping with difficulties.
• Set expectations for learning at school.
• Attend school conferences, performances, and other events.
• Talk with your child every day about what is happening in school.
- Think of ways you can boost school spirit
-  If your child doesn't have homework from the school, work on things you know he/she is having difficulty with

Commitment to Learning Quotations

“Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover his/her uniqueness.”—Leo Buscaglia

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”—Stephen R. Covey

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”—Anthony J. D’Angelo

“The more you study, the more you find out you don’t know, but the more you study, the closer you come.” —Cozy Cole