@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with Eboni-Rose Thompson (@Eboni_RoseT), Alliance Engagement Manager at America's Promise and Mike Garringer (@MENTORnational), Director of Knowledge Management at MENTOR, to chat about the importance of mentoring for students. Take a look at what happened during the conversation below.
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Halloween is right around the corner and pretty soon, your child will be out in her best superhero or princess costume, knocking on doors and getting lots of tasty treats. This festive occasion is not all about dressing up, trick or treating or the sugar rushes that will follow, however. The spookiest night of the season can be a good time to build your child’s social graces, as she will be able to practice her skills through several interactions with others. Stellar social skills are just as important on this holiday as they are on any other day, but Halloween can be the perfect opportunity to teach your child about being gracious and about the rewards (candy!) that come from being respectful.
It’s back-to-school time and you’re likely in full swing ensuring your child’s reading list has been completed, a new outfit or uniform is laid out and the first day book bag is packed. But, are your children prepared with the vital social skills to kick the year off on the right foot?