81 Questions for Parents: Helping Your Kids Succeed in School (Hardcover)
As a former teacher, school board chair, and state legislator, Kristen J. Amundson has spent decades answering parents' questions about school. This book highlights 81 questions, covering a child's school journey from preschool to postsecondary education. It includes some of the school secrets parents need to know-the often unwritten rules that can make a child's K-12 experience the best it can be. Should you "redshirt" your kindergartener (and hold them out for a year)? How much parent help on homework is too much? And why could playing in the band be a secret to getting your child into a good college? For parents who are struggling to teach their child at home during a pandemic-related school closure, there are lots of tips on how to do that while still keeping your sanity (and your own job). 81 Questions for Parents combines common sense, research, and a little humor to help parents support their child to get the best possible education.
About the Author
Kristen J. Amundson is a former teacher, school board chair, state legislator, and CEO of a national education organization. She has spent decades answering parents' questions about school. She's a nationally recognized expert on parenting, education, and how parents can become advocates for their own child and for every child in the school system.