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Back-to-School Virtues

Helping Your Child Succeed in Class and in Life

By: Louise Perrotta

As the new school year begins, parenting magazines, chat rooms, and talk shows come alive with suggestions for success in the schoolroom. There’s enthusiasm, and often good advice, for parent-teacher teamwork, helping kids learn, believing in your child’s potential, and making this “the best school year ever.”

Provided it’s well directed, enthusiasm is a gift! Every effective educator has it; every learner needs it. So as we gear up for the...

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