You are your child’s first teacher. It is you who they look to emulate and it is their home life that helps set the tone for a successful educational career. All parents want the best for their children and that means being the most successful they can be at school. But they may not know how to ensure this. Maybe these parents had a hard time during school when they were young and want to make their children don’t struggle as much as they had. Here are some helpful tips on how to help your child succeed in school:
Be involved. This means getting to know their teacher and learning what your child’s curriculum is. Your child’s teacher is a great partner in their education. Having a relationship with the teacher helps you get insight on your child. You are able to speak about any problems that either you or them are seeing and come up with solutions together to resolve the problem. They can help you advocate for your child. Through the teacher, they can tell you what your child is like at school and what their interests are.
Be organized. Having a good organized system at home will help give your child the foundation to be successful at school. Set up an area within your home where they can keep their paperwork from school at, a calendar to list all important dates and reminders as well as having a centralized place that they can go to when they need extra school supplies. Staying organized helps your child keep track of what is due and what they need to get done which helps them do better in school.
Keep a routine. Having a schedule helps your children prioritize their “to do” lists. It helps them to set aside time for their homework and studying and know when their free time. It is also important to keep a consistent bed time as it helps to ensure that they are getting all the rest that they need to have an active and rested mind for learning the next day. Setting a routine helps your child to anticipate what comes next and gives them a sense of stability.
Encourage active learning. Learning doesn’t just have to take place in the classroom. They can learn things when they are out and about playing. Ask questions and explore their interests. Involve your children in after school activities such as sports, learning a musical instrument or just going on adventures to museums or the zoo. Listen to your children talk about their interests and do what you can to explore them. When you encourage this type of active learning, your child’s participation and interests in school will likely increase too.