Your job of being a parent is the most important & challenging in the world. Research shows that a child’s intellectual development is as great from birth to 3 years of age, as it is from 4 to 18 year of age. During the very important early years, your child depends on you & the teacher, for intellectual development.

The school shall do the best but your child’s education will be complete only with your co-operation. The child should be encouraged to cultivate habitual cleanliness in all his/her work. Dress him/her neatly & properly. Let your child know that you are anxious to help & that will help him/her to study on his own.

We request you for whole hearted co-operation in everything we do for your child so that we can give him/her, the best possible education & training from the school. We would appreciate if both the parents attend the PTA meeting regularly.

1. Raise the bar. Most people have a way of living up to expectations; kids included. At school we expect the kids to colour their sheets, pour their own water at snack, to throw the garbage in the bin. But then they'll walk out of the classroom and climb into strollers. Raise the bar and your child will probably surprise you to meet it.

2. Communication. Open & honest communication will create a lifelong closeness with your child. Your child has big feelings, and he needs you to listen to those feelings on a regular basis. All kids need daily laughter to vent the anxieties that inevitably build up in a small person grappling to manage in a big & new world.

3. Resist doing for them. By making life easier for your kids, you try to handicap them. It may be quicker & easier to do it yourself, it won't help to make your child self-sufficient. Ask them: Do you want me to help you or can you do it yourself? Those words are like magic. The kids always want to do it for themselves.

4. Don't redo what they did. If your child makes her bed, resist the desire to smooth the sheets. If she dresses herself in checks and polka dots, compliment her diverse style. Unless absolutely necessary, don't fix what your child attains. They surely notice and it may discourage.

5. Let them solve problems. If your child is trying to fix a game or get some stuff from a shelf that she can reach if she stands on her stepstool, pause before racing over to help. Provided that they are safe, those moments when you don't rush in, when you give children a moment to solve things for themselves, those are the character-building moments. It's natural to want to make everything perfect, but if we do, we cheat kids of the chance to experience success.

6. Sleep Pattern. Kids may resist bedtime but without sufficient sleep, these babies simply do not have the energy resources to cope with the demands of their day. Develop a regular bed time schedule for your child that helps her wind down and start relaxing well before bedtime.

7. Assign a chore. Putting your child in charge of a regular, simple task will build her confidence & sense of competence. A child who is entrusted to water the plants or empty the clothes dryer is likely to believe she can also get dressed herself or pour her own cereal. Just be sure the chore you assign is manageable and that it's real work, not busywork, since even preschoolers know the difference. The goal is to make your child feel like a capable, contributing member of the family.

8. Praise is key, especially if your child is not in a cooperative phase. Try to catch her being good. Always remember, kids repeat behaviors that get attention.

9. Foster predictable routines. Kids cooperate in school because they know what's expected of them. The children follow essentially the same routine day after day, so they quickly learn what they are supposed to be doing, and after a while barely need reminding. While it’s practically not possible to have the same level of structure at home, the more consistent you are, the more cooperative your child is likely to be. Decide on a few routines and stick to them; Everyone gets dressed before breakfast. When we come in from outside, we wash our hands. Eventually, following these "house rules" will become second nature to your child.

10. Warn of conversions. If your child pretends a fit whenever you announce it's time to switch gears; whether that means shutting off the video game, stopping play to come study, or leaving a friend's house; you are to blame for not giving enough advance notice. At school kids know when transitions are coming so they have time to finish whatever they're doing.

11. Use sticker charts and rewards judiciously. "If your child is always working for the reward, he won't learn the real reasons for doing things -- that he should pick up his toys because family members pitch in. Best bet: Reserve rewards for finite endeavors, such as potty training, but avoid offering them for everyday things, such as dressing himself or brushing his teeth.

12 Try when & Not if. Your requests have to be in a language that assumes cooperation. "If you finish putting away your mess, we can go for a drive," suggests that perhaps your child won't clean up his mess. Try instead: "When you put your mess away, we'll go for a drive."

13. Set Limits. Research shows that when young children are punished, their behaviour actually worsens. If you want well-behaved kids, resist any impulse to punish. Kids this age need guidance and limits, because they are actively learning the rules and how the world works, and naturally they will test to see just where those limits are. Set limits and empathize with feelings to help your child WANT to behave. This helps him develop self-discipline, rather than relying on you to regulate him.

14. Prioritize play. Teachers say over and over that kids today are less able to play imaginatively than kids of a decade or two ago. Too much of their day is structured in supervised activities. The antidote: Get comfortable saying "Go play”. It's not your job to see that your child is entertained 24/7. Let her get a little bored. But make sure she has items like dress-up clothes, paint and paper, a big cardboard box, and play dough.

15. Do it to music. There's a reason the "cleanup" song works. "Set a task to music, and suddenly it's fun,". If you're not feeling creative, suggest "racing" a song: "Can you get dressed before Raffi finishes singing 'Yellow Submarine'?"

16. Encourage teamwork. If your child is fighting over a toy with another child, set a timer for five minutes. Tell one child he can have the toy until he hears the buzzer, and then it will be the other child's turn.

17. Let your child work out minor squabbles. Instead of swooping in to settle disputes, stand back and let them work it out (unless they're hitting each other). You won't always be there to rescue your child.

18. Redirect. If your preschooler is jumping on the couch or grabbing for her big sister's dolls, distract her by asking if she'd like to draw a picture or read a short story together.

19. Involve her in righting her wrongs. If you find her coloring on the walls, have her help wash it off. If she knocks over a playmate's block tower, ask her to help rebuild it.

20. Don't delay discipline. If you must reprimand your child, do so when you see her misbehaving. Sometimes I will hear parents say, 'Wait until we get home ... ,' but by the time you're home, your child has forgotten the incident. Similarly, cancelling Saturday's zoo trip because of Thursday's tantrum won't prevent future outbursts; it will just feel like random, undeserved punishment to your child.