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Guideline for Parents


8. Support Your Child


There are many ways in which you can help your child acquire and develop language and academic skills.

  1. Take your child to the local library, where he/she can access the internet, engage in learning activities and read/borrow books.
  2. Give your child a book as a present.
  3. Encourage your child to write the shopping list and collaborate in going out shopping when the occasion presents itself.
  4. Get your child to read aloud from all print around us such as milk cartons, cereal boxes, road signs, etc. This way you are both learning the language and culture of the host country.
  5. Encourage your child to listen to the television and radio and to write postcards, birthday cards, a diary, etc
There are also more institutional ways to help your child if she/he has learning difficulties:
  1. You may talk to the class teacher about it.
  2. Accept the teacher’s suggestions for your child to meet a counsellor or a social worker when it is suggested to you.
  3. You may ask to benefit from several school initiatives, such as mentoring, private tuition, re-schooling, counsellors, mediation services, intercultural mediators, etc.
  4. Re-schooling or help in the open environment is a partnership between your child, you and the school that you will have to become engaged in and honour.

Training Sources From the School Safety Net Portal

  • Welcoming Traveller Children in your school
    Gloucestershire Traveller Education Team (UK). Training guide on integrating travellers’ children with a clear section on the feelings of parents: “Why do Traveller parents have anxieties about school?”

Success Stories From the School Safety Net Portal

  • Mentoring: Help for Parents
    University students give remedial classes to students with difficulties in a secondary school of Brussels (Belgium).




20 December 2014

Final Partners’ meeting

The fourth partners’ meeting took place in Florence (IT) on 15 December 2014. The meeting had the objective to check the activities carried out since the third meeting of the project and share and assess the in progress results. A special focus has been dedicated to the presentation of the strategies to solve the case scenarios.