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Help! My Child Hates School

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Make reading part of your daily schedule.

If you’re a big fan of books, show your kid what being a “greedy ready” is all about by carving out storytime every day. “When your child sees you reading and teaching yourself new information, that makes a real impression on them,” explains Resa Fogel, Ph.D., a psychologist who works with children and adolescents. “Even just a magazine you enjoy can show your children that reading is part of your routine and that you like to read even when you don't have to.”

Any type of reading your child’s into—including comic books and age-appropriate magazines—will help build literacy skills and foster a lifelong love of books. Encourage this habit by taking kids to a neighborhood library or bookstore, and allow them to pick out a few stories to tackle.