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Family Development
You Are the First Teacher

Family Development
You Are the First Teacher

Take the lead at home by teaching and modeling principles of effectiveness for all family members.

Over the span of 180 days, a student only spends 11 percent of the time at school (about 943 hours). The majority of his or her time—almost 50 percent—is dedicated to family life at home and other important communities outside of school). You are your child’s first and most influential teacher by laying the foundation for the education of their mind, heart, body, and spirit. No matter what is going on at school you can help your child discover the leader within themselves and prepare for a future of contribution and service. Even if you have a school that already supports the principles laid out in Leader in Me, your job is no less important.
Instructional Hours —US schools average 943 hours of instructional time in 180 days.
Recommended sleep for school age children is at least 10 hours a night.