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13. Don't be late or absent
It's important your kids aren't habitually late to school. Arriving to class after everyone else creates anxiety and is often disruptive to the flow of the morning for your child's teacher (and classmates). As a teacher, I saw this all the time. The kids who were late struggled to regain their footing for a good portion of the day, especially kids who already had trouble keeping pace with the class.

Moreover, kids who miss school regularly struggle the most academically. As a special education teacher, I saw this frequently. Kids without any real learning challenge needed extra support solely because they missed so much school. While it might seem harmless to pull your kids out of class, it's not always easy to make up classwork or instruction when gone, no matter how strong the student.