Children always need support of parents in each and every part of their lives, and so in education. It is very important for parents to get involved in child’s education. Researches showed that children whose parents get involved in child education generally show better results in studies than the children whose parents are distant from their child’s education. Following are some tips for you to help you improving in your involvement in child’s education.
The best way you can get involved in child’s education is to ask him/her questions. However, you need to try more than just the typical ones, “What did you do at school today?” etc. Try asking more particular questions about lessons in certain subjects, friends, teachers etc. Don’t accept “nothing” as an answer to your questions.
Rephrase the question or try a different one to get a response from your child. If your child seems unwilling to this type of questioning, give it some time, but don’t give up!
Talk with teachers:
Teachers usually don’t always have the time to contact you about your student, especially if your student is doing well or even satisfactory. However, if you make the initiative to contact them and ask for a progress report of your child, the teachers will be glad to respond you. Keep yourself updated with child’s homework assignments, projects, lessons and exams.
Volunteer to help at child’s school:
Yes, you may be busy, everyone is busy nowadays. Try to take time out of your tight schedule to volunteer at your child’s school. Take a day off of work to have a field trip or volunteer to organize a bake sale for the Booster Club. This will give you the opportunity to interact with other parents and network with teachers and administrators. It will also show your child that you really care about him and his education.
Offer to help with homework:
This does not mean to do your child’s entire homework. You can, however, help your child search the internet or books for project ideas and even help color the drawings etc. This is a great idea to bond with your child and also stay up to date with what is going on in his or her classes.
All these guidelines will surely help you to take some time out of your daily routine and get involved in child’s education. This will not only feel your child special but also help you to stay updated with child’s education activities