The Role of Parents

We believe that parents are a vital component of a successful program. Here are some ways you can support your son or daughter:

  • Encourage your child to do the best that he or she can do. Make it clear that a best effort (as opposed to a perfect score) is acceptable to you.
  • Ask your child about his or her homework and what he or she is doing in his or her classes. When parents are interested in what their children are doing, students are more engaged.
  • Help establish good study habits. Schedule a regular time and location for your child to complete his or her homework. Make sure that he or she goes to bed at an early time and eats a healthy breakfast.
  • Help your child understand that a true challenge is not easily accomplished, and that our courses require a greater and different kind of effort than he or she may be accustomed to making.
  • Explain the concept of constructive criticism to your child. Students may be unaccustomed to criticism of their work and see it as a sign of failure. Help your child understand that constructive criticism is a means for learning.
  • Help your child think if accomplishment in terms of his own efforts and growth. Your child will be among many very bright young people, and comparisons should be discouraged.
  • Encourage your child to talk with us if he or she has any concerns about any aspect of his or her experience. Also, please keep us informed of any concerns that you may hear about at home.
  • Inform us if your child has special needs or is experiencing any special circumstances in his or her life. The more we know, the more we can support your child’s educational and developmental needs.
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences at your child’s school and at CTY Bermuda. If you are unable to attend for some reason, your child would love for you to send another representative.
  • Support your child in maintaining his or her academic honesty and integrity.

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