Parent involvement in the education of their children:
not leave the education of your children entirely up to the teachers.
There are things that you can do that will both improve and enhance
your child’s education as well as bring your family closer together.
Most research shows that parent involvement is positively correlated
to a child’s achievement in school.
• Time and place – set aside a time
and place when and where your children can work on their homework
assignments. The time should be quite and the place should be well-lit
and clear of clutter. This can be a time that you take a break for
yourself (reading a book or cooking dinner, etc.), but a time that
can and should be interrupted by your children’s questions.
• Discuss – know what your children are
learning. Ask them what sort of activities their classroom has engaged
in and listen fully to their answers.
• Talk to the teacher – go to parent-teacher
conferences. Ask and see what your children have been up to all these
months at school. If you have a question about your child’s
performance and/or other questions, do not be afraid to ask the teacher.
Become involved in your child’s education. When give the opportunity
to visit classes, go for it.
• Encourage – when the works becomes
tough, do not let your children give up. Do not simply do it for them.
Teach them how to persist!
• Support school activities – chaperone
a classroom field trip; join the PTA; volunteer in the classroom,
• Start early – while it is never to
late to start taking an interest in your child’s education,
the effects will be more powerful when you start early.
• Set up a family reading night – you
do not have to have one every week. Once a month or even every other
month can encourage your child to read and create a family bonding