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Leadership Roles at Home
One of the best ways to help your child realize his or her worth and leadership potential is to provide an opportunity to lead. Most Leader in Me Schools offer student leadership roles as a way to teach: Responsibility, Leadership, and Contribution. Here at CVMS students are beginning to apply for leadership rolls for the coming school year. All students can apply for rolls like Morning Announcers, Dragon Ambassadors, Dragon Television Crew, Dragon Greeters, as well as other varied school-wide and classroom roles are available.
school morning where everyone knows what to do and is ready on time. Sound too
good to be true? Well, it’s possible! Organization is a skill learned over
time. By teaching organization at home, your child will learn this very
important skill. Use the first three habits as a framework for you and your
is about initiative and responsibility. Help your child determine what he/she
will need for the next day. In the beginning, writing a list may help. Have
your child gather the non-perishable items and put them in his/her school bag.
Begin With the End in Mind
is about visualizing how you would like something to turn out before it happens.
If a smooth morning is the goal, brainstorm with your child what it will look
and feel like. Your child may actually have time to do something extra in the
morning if he/she is organized and you will all have a happy start to the day.
Put First Things
means focusing on the task when there's something else you would rather be
doing — the hardest part of all! Helping your child learn how to avoid
distractions by reminding them that, if they stick to it, all the fun things
can come right after—with no guilt or nagging!
children know these habits — and how to apply them — they can start tackling more
difficult tasks independently. They will begin to feel self-confident and proud
when they're able to complete homework, chores, and other tasks by themselves. They're
also sure to be pleased when they find they have some extra free time to do
what they'd like to do.
Remember, it may take time to teach your child these skills. Sometimes,
it will seem simpler just to do it for them. But remember, your child won't
learn how to be independent and successful if you always do it for them. Using
Habits 1-3 is a life skill that will benefit them their entire lives.
Click on the poster above to find some great ways to examine and possibly change the way we connect with our children. As our students are learning the 7 Habits, so are we, even in our own homes. We hope you will find these ideas useful.
As we begin implementing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens in our building, we as a staff are learning and beginning to live the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Many of us have found this to be, in many ways, a life altering and ongoing process. We know that many of you would like to help reinforce and support your child as he or she learns these life skills. Each month a Parent Connection Newsletter will be added to this blog.