The present generation is full of parents who have no idea how their kids are doing, both academically and mentally. As a parent, it is your duty to monitor your kid’s performance both in school and at home. Educating your child is not only paying school fees and leaving the rest to teachers. There is still a huge part played by you as a parent.
Here are some of the ways that parents can monitor and keep track of their children’s education;
- Attending school meetings
- Assist in their homework
- Attend school events
- Join parent organizations
- Communicate with teachers
- Encourage reading
- Provide the recommended learning materials
- Talk to your child!
1. Attending school meetings
From time to time, schools organize meetings with parents in order to discuss their children’s performance. Make sure you attend these meetings in order to find out what the teachers have to say about your child’s academic behavior.
2. Assist in their homework
When your kids get home from school, find out if they were given any assignments. Provide them with the necessary materials they would need for this particular work to be done. Monitor how they do their homework till they are done.
3. Attend school events.
Schools tend to organize many events like contests and sports competitions. Find time and attend at least one of these events in a term. That way, your child will feel supported and accepted.
4. Join parent organizations
Join the PTA and attend the meetings. This will give you the front row seat in the changes in school that might affect your kid’s performance.
5. Communicate with teachers
Parent-teacher communication will help a student be monitored in school and at home. As a parent, you would definitely want to do this. Get firsthand information about the challenges your child faces.
6. Encourage reading
Make your child understand why they go to school and its importance. Explain to them how education is key in their lives.
7. Provide the recommended learning materials
Make sure your child is not left out. Provide them with all the learning materials they need.
8. Talk to your child!
Many parents tend to assume that their kids are okay. This might not be the case since many children might be afraid of telling. Sometimes they might be bullied, and because parents fail to check on them, they decide to remain quite. A kid might bottle it all up to the point where they explode and they attempt suicide as they view it as the only escape. To avoid such, parents should start talking to their kids.