Parenting role to play in child education

How to help a child excel at early childhood education?

Parenting role to play in child’s education

Parents are the first instructors of the child and sure to say every kid’s education begins from home, and that makes the parents the primary teachers of a child. And when a child goes to school, the parent still have to be actively involved in the child’s education.

Parental assistance and optimism had played a vital role in fruitful students.

Research shows that a successful collaboration between parents, families, and schools to support a child’s learning leads to a better learning result. Also, it shows that parental encouragement is related to a child’s learning scale success.

Ways parents can help their child’s to excel in early education

Many ways are are open to achieve this task, however better than the best ways should be considered in order to lighten stress off the guardian. In order words, embracing simple and flexible way will not only make achieving positive result easy but will also make it effective and enjoyable child upbringing moment. The below enumerated and discussed ways are found to be effective and evenly easy to administer.

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Be a model to your child

Child’s opinions and attitudes is required to be cultivated; therefore parents need to act as a role model to their kids. Children are considered to be a tabular razer from birth. They are born with a blank state of mind, that is without common knowledge or social skills, as such tends to look for someone to learn or emulate, of which this position the parent at fore front. Parents are first contact; a child’s first teachers and role models.

Often times, children look up to their parents and are usually more affected by what their parents do and say. They, therefore, learn to behave by seeing how their parents behave and by following their examples.

Kids can easily be motivated by what they see their parents do, so it would be adequate to be a child’s role model in their early education stage. And a parent should not limit learning to the classroom when it comes to developing their children. Start educating your child early enough with the necessary lesson’ this will serve as the solid foundation on which other lesson are built before you consider showing your kid out on how useful school life can be if they give it their best.

Create conducive atmosphere of reading

You should help your child develop love for reading and also make sure your child is provided with a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere at home conducive for learning. I advise you to evade discussing family problems and even avoid quarrelling in the kid’s presence because it can make them lose focus’ as such distraction can also make them learn hates and as well corrupt their social practices.

Children need to see you pick up books to read as parents. This will in turn makes them want to emulate the act. Reading at home in presence of your child will encourage the children to read by themselves. It is vital that you create a special place to read and make it accessible and known to your child has an appropriate place to read and do their studies. The place should be a quiet and organized place that is away from distractions of the home noise like (TV in the background).

Encourage reading together (Interactive)

It is a good thing for a parent to read to their child or have their child read to them. When kids see their parents do things together with them, it gives them a sense of support and confidence. Reading to your child has proven to improve and help along the process of cognitive development.

Reading to your child is an opportunity for children to communicate with their parents and parents to communicate with their children. Reading aloud together and having a shared activity gives you and your child something to talk about, which in turn supports the development of reading and writing skill

Assist with homework where and when necessary

Children need parental support. A perfect way to motivate your child to study is by helping them with their homework.
To keep your child focused, you may need to sit with her while she does her homework or stays nearby to help ensure that she stays on track.
However, it is not advisable to do every lesson for them. It is good to make your child learn from their mistakes, so it is better to help them with some tips and guidance.

Make your child see homework as a priority, and you can help create a productive study environment. While your child does homework, be present to interpret assignment instructions, give guidance, answer questions, and review the work with him/her.

Assisting a child with his home work
Mom helping child with school assignment

Give room for constructive criticism

If you notice that your child is less interested in his/her studies, correct them with love so that they can change positively. Avoid use of abusive language as it is not good to make them feel wrong with unkind words or comparing them with other children. Have some patience and give only constructive criticism if you notice any downsides. Be gentle with words, and make them see reasons with you; counsel goes long way than instructing or scolding with unpleasant words.

Reward them for good results

Parents should reward their child for excellent achievement, effort, and good work. It is a way to compliment their efforts. Good motivation is essential to make a child perform better with studies. This will boost his/her morals to do more.
Cheer your children up with praises and gifts when they perform very well in their academics. Its a pace to encourage them to perform better next time. I advise not to shower him/her with gifts for an average or low performance because there will be no thrill or motivation to do better next time better still sit him/her down to discuss way forward on how best to achieve good result. Sensitize on need to perform excellently in academics, tell him/her the benefit of good grades and values that can come with it.

Be present at Parent-Teacher conferences

A Kids whose parent is always present at Parent-Teacher conference can be motivated to perform better in academics; having sense of belonging that his/her parents are accessible by the school when needs arise.

More to this is that parent teacher conference is an avenue to learn more about your kids needs to successful academic if you directly enquire from the class teacher. Skipping the parent-teacher meetings and interactive sessions is not always the best. Kindly, get to know your kid’s teacher and discuss strategies to help your child do his or her best in class and make sure to correct your child if something is wrong. Maintaining parent-teacher relationships also shows your interest in your kid’s matters, which gives them a good feeling and encourages them to do better.

Help with regular attendance

Parents have control over their child’s attendance, and that includes arriving at school on time, and not absconding in the middle of the school day. Arriving at school on time every day will help the child in catching up with classwork and assignments actively.

Not been up and doing can pose negative impact and affect learning. Good attendance in school is connected to academic achievement. When students are absent from school, they miss important instruction. Avoiding late to bedtimes, make them sleep early at night to wake up early the next day.

Do note, that lack of sleep can make it hard for kids to pay attention in class because fatigue and drowsiness can set in during class time as result of sleepless night. So it is advisable to have a consistent bedtime routine, especially on school nights.

Effective communication

Kids whose parents are actively involved in their education derive more interest in their academic lives, I mean, they take school activities seriously as well. Make time to talk with your child every day about activities in school, this makes your child want to update you about his/her encounters in school. More so, he knows that what goes on at school is vital to you.

Good parent rapport and communicate well with own child because it influences how well your child listens and responds. It is essential to gain your child confidence in you. Carefully handle matter arising and make eye contact while you talk or listen to your child. Talking with your child offers some great ideas for using conversations to stimulate language development.

Help your child proactively prepare for tests

Tests play a vital role in determining a student’s grade. Studying for a test can be scary for young kids, be sure to know when a test is scheduled so you can help your child study ahead of time rather than just the night before.
As a parent, there are several ways you can help your child prepare well for a test as well as many ways you can support your child’s learning habits daily that will help her be more prepared when its time to be tested. You can conduct pre tests at home before the actual test or exam to lessen their exam worries and tensions. You may also give additional help with the lesson areas in which they are weak.

Give top prioritize to the child’s learning

Education must be given top priority. Parents must make teaching their children skills and knowledge priority also, above all other after school activities. Parents should make it compulsory and avoid unnecessary trips or functions that can affect their child study schedule.
Don’t encourage your child to leave school for unnecessary and silly matters. Make them understand the importance of class attendance.

Encourage him/her with your personal experience

It is good to share your school live personal experiences with your kid in your free time. The experience can include positive and negative experiences to help a child understand the importance of learning. Also, inspire him/her with your success stories to teach them about the importance of hard work and how it pays you back.

Makeup fun ways children can learn actively

Parents can makeup fun ways of learning by taking their child on visits to museums, parks, or theatres. These informal activities can be some of the most enjoyable and essential learning experiences for children. Gamification is also a good idea to adopt for home learning. You can also perform fun quizzes and friendly debates at home that cover their lessons.

Keep child’s chores and routine simple(No over-scheduling)

Very important for parents to help their children develop a homework schedule. It is not advisable to over-schedule them with learning activities at home. Give room for rest because they are spending about half of their day at school. So, help them schedule their extra learning and homework time at home without burdening them. It is essential to balance the time between lessons, playtime, and rest to have a quality student.

Media control

Parents need to monitor child’s exposure to media to include television, video and related wisely. Control the amount of time that your child spends watching TV, as well as the types of stations that he/she watches. Parents can help choose educative television shows that will enhance their learning.

Monitor grades’ performance and value feedback

Parents need to be aware of their children’s grades. And if the parent notices any adverse change in their child’s grades, they should go and seek help with the child’s teacher to understand the reason behind the problems.

Encourage learning

Children need dynamic learning as well as quiet learning, such as doing assignments. Dynamic learning can involve answering and asking questions, solving puzzles, and exploring interests.

Dynamic learning also can take place when your child plays sports, spends some time with friends, participates in a school play, plays a musical instrument, or visits the library and museum.

To promote active learning, listen to your child’s ideas, and respond to them. When you encourage this type of giving and take at home, your child’s interest and participation in school are likely to increase.

Spend quality time with your kids

Don’t leave your child lonely at home. Make a comfortable space for children at home. Maintain a good parent-child relationship. Eat together and play with them in the free time and go for occasional trips to free up their mind.

In conclusion, be a good friend and earn their trust. It is crucial to be a good friend to your kid and give them space to tell you anything that comes to their mind. It is crucial for a parent to encourage their child to share information with them.
Students with excellent support from home have achieved better grades at school and grew up with higher self-esteem.

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