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Connecting with Your Child's School Counselor for a Success School Year
Understand the expertise and responsibilities of your child's school counselor
counselors make a measurable impact in every student's life, assisting with academic, career and
personal/social development. Professional school counselors are trained in both educating and
counseling, allowing them to function as a facilitator between parents, teachers and the student in
matters concerning the student's goals, abilities and any areas needing improvement. School
counselors provide services not only to students in need, but to all students.
Meet or contact your child's school counselor at least three times per school year.
beginning of a school year is an excellent opportunity to initiate contact with your child's school
counselor and doing so can ensure your child's positive school experience. By communicating with
one another at the beginning, middle and end of the school year, parents and counselors can have a
definite impact on a child's success.
Discuss your child's challenges and concerns with the school counselor.
As a parent, you
know your child best. However, the school counselor can help you better your child as a student. It's
important to encourage your child's expression of needs, hopes and frustrations. School counselors
are trained to help your children.
Learn about your child's school and social connections from the school counselor.
need information or assistance, your child's school counselor can help you get in touch with the
appropriate school officials; learn about school policies on behavior, attendance, and dress; know the
school calendar of important dates and stay connected with the school in many other ways. The
school counselor can also help you locate resources in the community when you need them.
Work with the school counselor to identify resources and find solutions to problems.
child is having a problem at school, it is important to work with your child's school counselor to find
solutions. Discuss resources available within and outside of the school, and get information on how
such programs can benefit your child. Your school counselor can be a valuable partner in your child's
education and preparation for life beyond school.
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