Research has found that the more involved parents are in their child’s education, the better their child will perform. This is likely because they will try harder to impress you if they know you care. So what can you do to increase your involvement? Luckily, I have teamed up with a private school in Surrey to offer some advice.
Show Enthusiasm towards Education
First of all, you should always try and demonstrate a positive outlook where learning is concerned. The right attitude towards school can go a long way and your child is sure to pick up your feelings and behaviours. Whenever you’re learning something new, let your youngster know how excited you are and they will probably start to develop a similar mind-set.
Help with Homework
If your child thinks that you and the rest of the family are off having fun whilst they’re doing their homework, they’ll be less inclined to do it. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to sit with your child during homework sessions so that they don’t feel like they’re missing out. What’s more, they will know that you’re there to lend a helping hand should they need to ask you some questions. If they don’t have anyone around to help, they’ll be far more likely to give up in frustration.
Build a Relationship with Your Child’s School
Stay up to date with the goings on at your child’s school by communicating regularly with their teacher. After all, communication doesn’t have to be limited to Parents’ Evening. If you think it’s necessary, you could even ask the teacher for a copy of the curriculum so that you have a clear understanding of what your child will be learning throughout the year.
If you like these tips, check out my post on Establishing a Good School Routine.