How Parents Can Be Involved In Their Child’s Education
Parents play a critical role in their children’s academic success, but it can often be very challenging to figure out how you can be involved (especially when your child reaches the age where school was “Fine” and they did “Nothing” all day)
Here are some great tips that parents can use to play an active role in their child’s academic journey:
1: Ask them what they are learning and to teach you. The easiest way to be involved in their learning is to let them show and teach you what they are learning. This can be a brief summary of what book they are reading, what they learned in math class, etc. This can even bring up some conversations on what you know about the subject as well to further their knowledge. The ‘reteaching’ process is also an effective way for learning material to be remembered.
2: Explore their minds with them. A great way to expand their knowledge is to take them to places that strike inspiration on their education. Take your child to a historical museum that goes hand-in-hand with their curriculum. Nature hikes can always clear someone’s mind while being exposed to the wilderness. Even weekly library trips can help you be more active in your child’s education.
3. Communicate with the teacher. One of the best ways to know how your child is doing at school is communicating with their teacher regularly. In doing so, you will know what curriculum is being taught and what your child needs improvement in. The teacher might also acknowledge some actions that your child is doing that might distract from their learning that could be improved from home!
4. Open up to your child. Having a great relationship with your child is necessary for their education. A child should feel like their home is a safe space to talk about anything with their parents. Reminding your child that you will not be mad or upset about honestly sharing feelings can create transparency between the relationship which will create overall growth.
5. Find a tutor. A one-one-one tutor can provide a personalized plan to help your child reach their academic goals. A good tutor will also work with the parents to help them address their child’s individual needs in their academic journey. Even a few sessions with a tutor can give your student a space to ask questions they might not feel comfortable asking in front of the whole class, as well as fill in any skill gaps that might have crept in over time.
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