As parents, we would want our children to succeed in school because an education is vital to their success, but oftentimes, we do not know what we can do to ensure their success. Yes, we would send them to school, provide material for them and even give them a good home environment to live in and basically that is the best that we can do for them or so we might think. However, there is a lot more that parents can do to ensure that their children get a good education.
Recently, I attended our school’s parent, teacher organization and we were given handouts called tips for parents. The information in the handout was very informative and it is an asset to parents for helping their children to succeed in school.
Interacting with our children teachers can benefit us greatly because there are things they know which we might not know that can help us prepare our children for success. Parents active in their child’s learning have long-term positive effects on their child performance. Therefore, here are a few things that we can do to help their performance in school.
Reading is important, so we should read with and in front of our child. We should provide a variety of books and magazines to expand their vocabulary.
Maintain open communication with our child’s teacher to monitor his/her progress.
Parents who are involved throughout the academic year are better able to offer help during testing. The home environment plays an important role in a child’s academic progress. The home environment must contribute to the learning process and offer opportunities for positive feedback.
Reinforce school and classroom rules at home. Check homework and know what is expected of your child.
Encourage your child to participate in classroom activities and to work to his/her potential at all times.
Make sure your child get adequate sleep and eat a nutritious meal before taking a test.
Check with your child’s teacher regarding effective testing strategies to help his performance on tests.
Emphasize to your child that cramming is not a good study habit. Success on standardized test cannot be accomplished over night, studying is a continuous process that must be nurtured and developed over time.
These were tips given out to us in our meeting but there are other things that we can do to help our children succeed in school.
If our child is lagging behind in his studies, after school tutoring can be a big help in getting him back on track.
Have the child read at least thirty minutes a day at home and have him tell what he has read. This will develop comprehension in him.
Do not encourage the use of calculators, although, in some classes it is permitted but a child should learn the basic of math without a calculator.
Encourage him to ask questions in class if he does not understand what is said, tell him not to assume anything and do not rely on another student to explain it to him.
Our goal as parents is to ensure the best possible education that we can give our children and the way to do that is by getting involved in their learning process.
By Lizzie Ducking
I am a Christian, wife, mother and grandmother. I enjoy helping and encouraging others. I am South Delta School District PTO Vice- President, Parent Supporter Task Force President and a member of the Parent Leadership Institute. My main hobbies are reading and writing books or articles.
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