Tips for Back-to-School Success

It’s that time of year again! Help your daughter start the school year off right with helpful tips from Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital CEO, Lidia Soto-Harmon.

Know your child’s friends. Engaging both your daughter’s friends and her parents will help her maintain positive, healthy relationships with her peers.back to school tips

Ask questions. Being inquisitive keeps lines of communication open, and lets your daughter know that you are interested in what she has to say.

Encourage extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities help keep girls active and healthy.

Set realistic goals. Talk to your daughter about what she wants to accomplish this year. Keep the goals simple and attainable, whether it’s to read more books per month, or to improve grades in math class.

Volunteer. Research shows that when parents are more engaged and invested, children tend to perform better academically.  Nearly 90 percent of Girl Scout volunteers said they believe their life is better because they volunteer.

At Girl Scouts, we know girls are most successful when they’re happy, confident and part of a supportive community. According to a new poll conducted by Girl Scouts of the USA, 94 percent of parents agree that Girl Scouts makes their daughter feel special and important.

Girl Scouts provides financial assistance so that all girls can participate. For more information, visit our website,