Help Your Children Succeed In School
Edited by Debbie, Charmed, Nate Pepperell, Eng and 4 others
As parents, how can you help your children get the proper education that they need when they are faced with challenges? A question that seems to need careful and tactful answers. Parenting is the hardest "profession", we must say. There are no standard rules, no universal manuals followed. However, there are definitely a lot of tips to how one can be a good parent. It is on a case-to-case basis. What works for some might not for others, especially in rearing kids.
As parents, you should only want the best for your children. This includes giving them the best education you are capable of giving, but sending them to good schools in not enough. A child's success would not depend on the the school name he or she carries but how he or she is guided by the parents.
Being successful in school doesn't only mean getting A's on report cards, but also includes doing and enjoying things that makes him or her feel a sense of achievement. Parents play a big role in the success of child both, in school and outside it.
How to Be There for Your Kids
- 1Show Initiative. If your child is having a problem understanding a subject, or maybe they are overwhelmed because of having too much homework, what can you do to help? Instead of thinking about the trouble they are having, think of positive ways you can help them. Would you be able to assist them with the subject they are having trouble understanding? Maybe a friend or a relative can help. Can you meet with your child's teacher and talk over what problems your young one is facing and how you can best take care of it?Advertisement
- 2Keep Your Child Focused On the Goal of Education. Teach your children that the primary reason for getting a good education is not to get rich. We want them to learn to have a balanced view of material things that they need. More importantly, an education helps your child boost the abilities they will need to use in life as a responsible adult.Advertisement
- 3Let Your Child Learn Through Adversity. Many teachers report that not only students can be difficult to deal with, but parents can too. Sometimes they interfere more than what is needed. In one incident, there was a student who called his parents on his cellphone, from his class, to complain about a poor grade he received on his test. In the middle of class the parent demanded to talk to the teacher on the phone. While it can be a good thing to check every once in a while on your child's schooling, it is not proper to go overboard and get involved in every problem they are experiencing. How will they ever learn from failing and making mistakes if the parents are always there to bail them out and make decisions for them?
- 4Be Reasonable With Regard to How Much Education to Pursue. How much schooling does your child need for a good education? You may feel you definitely want them to attend a college or university to make a decent living. There are other choices too, that can cost you much less. Some kids with trade skills can make a good living as university graduates.
- 5Talk to the Teacher. Of course you know your child well. You know when he's lying, and when he did something wrong, but maybe not how he's doing in school. If there is one person who can answer that, that will be the teacher. Talk to the teacher and ask him or her where your child excels and where he needs some improvements. This way, you will know what to do. If he has some learning disorders, you can seek professional help.
- 6Helping with Homework. There is a reason why homework is given. It is to gauge how much a child has understood from the class. Make sure that they get it done. Guide your child with school assignments. There could be something that he did not understand and you can help him. If you think you are not capable of helping your kids with their homework, you may want to have a tutor for them. Also, you teach kids a sense of responsibility when you encourage them to do their homework, accomplishing tasks which are given to you. This trait can be of benefit to them in the future.
- 8Support them with their interests. Being successful in school is not just excelling academically. It is also excelling in many other things you want to do, like sports. If you think that your children are into something, support them. Enroll them in sport clinics. When you do this, you should also remind them to divide their time between their interests and school.
We know that schools and teachers are not as perfect as we want them to be, and our kids face tough obstacles at times there. Still, with your full support, your child can be a success in school!
- Focus on helping your child have a positive attitude.
- Listen and be attentive to their cares and concerns.
- Find time for social interaction with them. Set a time for studying and give them some time to play as well. They also need to relax. When the brain is tired, it won't be effective for studying.
- Apply the praise or reward system. Praise them even for simple achievements they make in school. This will encourage them to work harder.
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