Simple ideas to Encourage Parents to Be More Engaged With Their Child’s Learning

If you are a parent, there are many ways to become more involved with your child’s education. Below, we have listed some of the most commonly suggested methods that parents can use at home to help their children succeed.

Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. It is extremely important that parents be involved in their child’s education, and there are many ways to encourage them to do so. If you are a parent, here are some simple ideas to get more engaged with your child’s learning. Some of these methods may work better than others depending on the family, but they are all worth trying!

  • Be Involved:

Numerous studies have shown that children whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and test scores, higher graduation rates, and improved social skills. Parental involvement can take many forms, from attending school functions to participating in the decision-making process. However, one of the most important ways that parents can help their child is simply by staying informed about what is happening at school. However, some parents find it difficult to get involved with their child’s school. This can be for a variety of reasons, such as work commitments or a lack of understanding of the school system. It can also be because they feel like they are not being listened to by the school. Whatever the reason, it is important for parents to find ways to overcome these barriers and become more engaged in their child’s education. By doing so, they can help to ensure that their child receives the best possible education.

  • Set an Example:

Children learn best by example. Parents who want their children to be successful in school need to show them that they value education and set high standards for themselves. One way to do this is by attending classes regularly and completing all assignments on time. Parents should also ask questions in class and take part in discussions. By doing this, parents will be modeling the behavior that they want their children to emulate.

Parents can also set a good example for their children by being involved in the community. Volunteering at local schools or tutoring students can help children learn about the importance of giving back to the community. It can also show them that education is important and valuable.

  • Be Supportive:

Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher, but they are not the only one. Teachers play an important role in a child’s education, and it is vital that parents work cooperatively with them. One way to do this is by communicating regularly with the teacher. This can be done in a variety of ways, such as sending emails, dropping by during parent-teacher conferences, or leaving notes in their child’s agenda. By staying in touch with the teacher, parents can get updates on their child’s progress and find out what they can do to help at home.

It is also important for parents to be supportive of their child. This means praising them when they do well and providing encouragement during difficult times. When children know that they have the support of their parents, they are more likely to succeed in school.

  • Talk to Your Child:

The best way for parents to get involved in their child’s education is by talking to them. This can be done in a variety of ways, such as during mealtimes, while driving, or before bed. By having regular conversations with their child, parents will be able to find out what they are learning in school and get advice on how to help them.

The topics of these conversations can vary depending on the child’s age. Younger children can be asked about their day at school and what they did in class. Older children can be asked about their homework, upcoming tests, and plans for the future. No matter what the topic, it is important for parents to listen carefully and provide feedback.

Parents can help their children to develop positive study habits, provide support and encouragement, and collaborate with teachers to ensure that their children are receiving a high-quality education. In addition, engaged parents are more likely to be involved in their child’s school community, which can lead to greater school pride and higher levels of student achievement. Finally, engaged parents are more likely to be involved in their child’s future planning, helping them to set goals and plan for their future success. As a result, it is clear that engaged parents have a positive impact on their children’s education and future success.

Schools are social institutions and it is the interactive triangle of parents, teacher and student that is the best support for improving student learning. By taking the steps above, parents can become more engaged in their child’s education and help to ensure that they receive the best possible education.

Thank you for reading! I hope that this blog post provides you with some useful tips on how parents can be more involved in their child’s education. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Author: Dr Jake Madden

Jake Madden (Dip Teach; B.Ed; Grad Dip: Leadership; M. Ed: Leadership; EdD; FACEL; MACE) Dr. Jake Madden is currently the Principal, St Edward’s Primary School, Tamworth. He has enjoyed a successful teaching and principal leadership career over the last thirty years building teacher capacity through the development of learning in the contemporary world, the promotion of flexible learning spaces to meet the needs of the 21st century learner and curriculum for global mindedness. Jake is a leader in the notion of teacher-as-researcher and is widely published in this area, authoring and co-authoring books and a number of journal articles showcasing his experiences and research into leading educational change.

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