Is your child having difficulties coping in class? Do you want to help your child succeed in school? As a parent or guardian, you are the most important teacher for your child. When you are directly involved in your child’s education, your child is more likely to be successful in school.
In fact, several studies have shown that what parents and family members do is essential to the success of a child in school, more than the amount of money they make or their level of education. As a parent, there are several ways to help your child succeed in school. In this article, you will find information on how you can help.
#1. Develop a good partnership with teachers and other staff at your child’s school.
If you want to help your child succeed in school, you should meet your child’s teacher during school parent-teacher conferences/parent’s evenings, and let the teacher know you are willing to support the school to help your child make progress. You should also tell the teacher to contact you in case there are any problems with your child. This will help you develop a good partnership with your child’s teacher.
Difficulties or changes outside of school are often unavoidable, but they can have a huge impact on a child’s ability to focus and learn in school. If your child is experiencing problems outside of school, for example, parental separation or the passing of a loved one, you should inform the school as soon as possible. This will enable teachers to ensure the right support is put in place to help your child get through these difficult times and reduce the impact on their academic studies.
#2. Help your child succeed in school by learning at home
Show a positive attitude towards education to encourage your child. What you say and do can help your child to develop a positive attitude towards school, and build his/her confidence as a learner. Show your child on a daily basis that you value education and you are ready to help him/her make good progress.
In addition, monitor the time your child spends watching television, playing video games and surfing the internet. Most children are always busy sending text and video messages to their friends on social media and engaging in activities that can’t help them academically. In fact, many of them forget their homework in the process. As a parent, you can check that your child does the homework set by the teacher so that it can be handed in on time. In addition to that, you can help your child create a revision schedule for each subject to ensure he/she is spending time consolidating what the teacher has covered in class. This will aid their long-term memory which is essential to help your child succeed in school.
#3. Enroll your child in online tutoring
Ask your child’s teacher how your child is doing in class. If your child is finding the subject challenging, it is important to act early before he/she gets too far behind in class. You can enroll him/her in online tutoring, especially if he/she is finding a topic difficult to understand. Enrolling your child to learn online will help to keep him/her busy at home, build their self-confidence, and prevent them from falling behind the rest of their peers.
You can show your child how much you care about his/her education by finding a tutor online to help him/her with the topics he/she finds difficult to grasp.
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