Parental Involvement in a Child’s Education
It is not sufficient for parents to involve themselves in extra-curricular activities at their child’s school. Effective child management requires that they play a significant role in the education process, as well.
There are sound parenting principles behind this statement. After all, the bulk of a child’s time is spent with the parents at home. This means that parents tend have a far greater say in child management, and also tend to be savvier about which approaches work and which don’t with their child.
Moreover, they already have the child’s trust – something that teachers can earn only over a long term. While many teachers do manage to strike up a very good rapport with their pupils, the unique parent-child bond cannot be replicated by teachers in a school environment.
Parents should leverage the advantages they have over teachers to bulwark their child’s academic performance.
This will practically guarantee their child’s better grades and greater interest in the learning process.
Parent communication is a powerful tool. The stronger levels of trust and attention that parents command over their children can also be used to assist teachers in child management and imparting education in school.
It cannot be denied that, after the parents, teachers play the most prominent role in a child’s life. The parent and teacher entities loom foremost on a child’s mental and emotional horizon. When these two entities cooperate in the child’s education, presenting a unified and involved front, there is very little that cannot be achieved.
Most of the problems parents face with teachers (and vice versa) today stem from the sad state of disconnect between them.
Lack of parent communication with teachers allows the child to view these two entities as powerful separates, often prompting a desire to play one against the other.
Better communication between teachers and parents can prevent this tendency and significantly improve the child’s performance at school.
Priya Florence Shah writes for Parentella, a private communication platform for parents and teachers. Parentella enhances conversations between parents and teachers and builds online school communities. By creating groups for parents, you can connect with each other and with your child’s teacher. Visit us for a private, safe, and secure experience in communicating with your child’s educationists.
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