ROLE OF A PARENT
Parents play an integral role in the child’s success at school. The first place that a child starts learning is at home and that gives them the foundation to succeed in school. Majority of the study habits, homework habits and educational goals are created at home and then worked upon in school. Studies have shown that if parents pay attention to their children, they make more scholastic achievements than those who are ignored. The points below should be carefully considered at home to achieve maximum results.
Schedule 1 Hour Daily
Take out time from your busy routine for your kids. If you ignore your children, it will make them feel irresponsible and they will lose interest in their studies. Spend time with your children as much as possible and discuss their studies daily. Ask them what they read in school, what was easy and what was a challenge. Help them in their studies, if possible, through a variety of resources such as the A+ Students program, textbook and workbooks and other material. Talk to them about the how they can improve and make them aware of the importance of school in their lives. Showing genuine interest in your kids will make your children start taking more interest in their studies, which results in them doing well in their overall academic performance
Supportive Home Environment
Home environment affects a student’s life a lot and has a significant impact on how they are doing in school. Create a stress-free environment and reward kids when they do well. If they are struggling, then acquire tutoring or any sort of assistance to help the kids catch up and get ahead. Support all types of supplementary help and ensure you take out one hour a day as mentioned above to study together. Provide them a quiet place where they can study with more concentration and interest. Put charts, tables, their report cards and other positive achievements in the area to show them that this is their study area.
Get involved with all the parent teacher meetings and have regular scheduled communication with the teachers to pinpoint any weak areas or hurdles the kids are facing, so they can be addressed at home. Kids will spend more time at home than in school, so their actual teachers are the parents.