Step 1: Surprise your son or daughter with a trip to your favorite Burgers & Shakes place. If you live in Houston, my favorite is Prince’s.
Step 2: Tell your son or daughter, “I love you and I am proud of you. This one-on-one time together is to affirm you as you wrap up another school year.”
Step 3: Ask open-ended questions like – What was the highlight of this school year? What was a lowlight? What is most memorable about this school year?
Step 4: Share something, age-appropriate, that your child does not know about your school days close to the same grade he or she just completed.
Step 5: Hug your son or daughter and again, tell them how much you love them.
As you stay involved in your child’s education you will be a hero in their eyes.