Are you involved in your child’s schooling?
Parent involvement is extremely important for the academic and social success of elementary school children. But why?
Let us tell you a bit more about the benefits of being involved in your child’s schooling and general school experience.
Improved academic performance: When parents are involved in their child's education, the child is more likely to achieve higher grades and test scores. This is because parents can provide academic support, such as helping with homework or reading with their child, and can also communicate with teachers to better understand their child's strengths and weaknesses. Your school can help promote parent involvement by keeping an open communication between teachers and parents, sending additional practice work when needed, offering a variety of supplemental instruction options, and holding regular parent meetings and events.
Increased motivation: Children whose parents are involved in their education are more likely to be motivated and engaged in learning. This is because they feel that their education is important and valued by their parents, which can lead to higher self-esteem and a greater sense of purpose. It’s a fact as old as time - the more interested others are in something, the more likely others will be interested as well. With children, you'll wander at their excitement to tell you about what they've learned and share their new knowledge with you.
Better behavior: Parent involvement can also lead to better behavior in school. Children whose parents are involved tend to have fewer disciplinary problems, as they are more likely to understand and follow school rules and expectations. Moreover, children understand the importance of education and school and show greater respect and appreciation for their experiences in school. When parents are involved, children feel that their education is important and valued, which can lead to a greater sense of pride and commitment to their school community.
Improved social skills: School is the perfect place for children to learn how to interact with others, mediate conflict, and develop friendships. Parent involvement can help strengthen the develop of strong social skills. When parents participate in school events and volunteer opportunities, children have the opportunity to meet and interact with a variety of people, which can help them develop strong communication and social skills.
Positive relationship with school: Parent involvement can help children develop a positive relationship with their school. When parents are involved, children feel that their education is important and valued, which can lead to a greater sense of pride and commitment to their school community.
In short, parent involvement is a key factor in the academic and social success of elementary school children. Parents can support their child's education by being involved in their academic progress, participating in school events, and communicating with teachers and other school staff.