Parental Involvement in Children’s Education

JUL 09

Parenting is an art that not only needs patience and attentiveness but also the right tools to help along the way. In this article we will be discussing the role parental influence has on a child’s education and sharing tips for you to be more involved in your child’s life and education.

Broad research has demonstrated that students accomplish more in school when their parents are involved in their education. Parental involvement is known to be linked with improved behavior, regular attendance and positive attitudes. What’s more, being involved shows your child you care about his or her education and schooling. That in itself can make children appreciate the importance of education and help them to understand that what they are doing has a purpose.

• Students in general, will perform better in school when their parents show they care about their education. Family engagement in school improves student’s accomplishment and improves attendance.
• Parental involvement leads to improved behavior and a more positive attitude. A parent's interest and support in a child's education can influence the child's frame of mind towards school, classroom conduct, self-esteem, and motivation.
• Parental involvement improves social skills. Kids with involved parents have better peer interactions than kids with uninvolved parents.

How to be More Involved in Your Kids Education

If as a parent you’re not involved in your child’s or children’s education, here are some ways to help you get involved in their education and activities.

• Become more acquainted with your kids' teachers. Having a good-parent teacher relationship makes your children feel good and be more attentive in school.
• Spend quality time with your kids. For example, reading together at home greatly improves reading skills. Children’s reading abilities improve significantly when they read with their parents.
• Get to know your kid’s friends. You can stay involved and ask questions about their social life, especially about who they hang out with. It’s imperative to know the sort of friend’s your children keep as the kind of friends they keep can influence their lifestyle.

Broad research has demonstrated that students accomplish more in school when their parents are involved in their education.

Finally, parents should stay involved in their children's education from preschool through high school. At all age levels parental involvement is imperative.