It goes without saying that, as a parent, you are your kid’s first and most significant educator.
Kids perform more effectively, and are more optimistic about going to school, when their families and parents participate in their school experience.
In fact, numerous studies indicate that a child’s academic achievement is more influenced by the overall behavior of the child’s household, rather than by how much income the family generates or how educated their parents are.
Here are three of the ways being actively involved in your child’s education can help them to excel:
1. Improved Education
According to research, parental involvement can boost educators’ morale, enhance education quality, and boost a school’s image in the neighborhood.
Teachers generally admire engaged parents. And, as a result, they set higher expectations for their kids to help ensure they excel.
Long-term benefits may include children staying in school for a longer time, and having a higher likelihood of continuing their studies after high school.
A teacher with strong support from parents will also be more likely to focus on positive classroom behaviours like highlighting classroom inclusivity, and supporting students both intellectually and emotionally.
2. Stronger Motivation
When parents establish high expectations and value learning at home, it affects how children view school.
From registering in extracurricular activities to making preparations for college, students whose families are more interested in their education tend to challenge themselves more intellectually.
Having positive encouragement from parents helps students to make the most of the opportunities available to them, and can also help ensure kids develop the confidence they need for a successful future.
3. Better Behavior
A positive disposition towards school and education is something that children learn from their parents, and this is also more likely to result in improved classroom behavior.
Kids who have a rich history of parental involvement in education experience fewer disciplinary actions, such as detentions and suspensions.
That positive behavior then lets everyone learn more, because fewer hours are needed to deal with discipline or behavioral problems.
Getting involved in your child’s education provides some enormous advantages, and finding ways for your child to succeed in school doesn’t have to be a stressful activity.
Start with some easy ways to be more involved initially, like helping your child make a list of goals for the school year or checking in on your child’s progress online regularly.
Your child’s passion for learning and academic success will be so much more likely to thrive with your dedication and care!