There’s nothing more rewarding than watching our kids grow, learn and get to know the world around them. We all want what’s best for our children, but when it comes to school it can often feel like us parents are left out of the loop. The kids are tired and cranky after school and they’re not always happy to regale us of what they got up to during their school day.
We want them to do well, but it’s not easy. Here we’ll look at 5 ways you can help your kids succeed at school.
The tools for success
Whether they have an art project to complete or they need to research Greek mythology and present their findings to the class, ensuring that you have everything they need at home to complete their work will make them feel more confident and eager to complete it on time!
From paper and a working printer to stationary and plenty of art supplies, you can even help them with their essay writing by introducing them to proofreading from scribbr.com. A laptop or computer with a good internet connection are also important!
Get to know their teacher
Is there a particular subject you’re concerned about or a topic that your child is finding difficult? Don’t be afraid to reach out and meet your child’s teacher. They’ll probably appreciate your interest in helping your child succeed. Ask them how you can help them with your child’s studies, ask them what tests they have coming up and if there are any other study materials that might come in handy.
Making yourself known also means that you can speak to the teacher with confidence about other issues too.
Brush up your own skills
If it’s been a while since you sat down and worked out some math problems then don’t be afraid to get a little coaching for yourself. Speak to your child’s teacher and ask if there’s anything you need to know or consider joining an adult math or English class to brush up your skills. The more confidence you have the happier you’ll be guiding your own children. The last thing we want is to confuse them or make them to their homework wrong!
Everyone groans at the very thought of it. And many parents will argue that their child gets too much. Whether it’s true or not, make a point of asking your child every night if they homework assignments. Go through their bag and sit down with them and discuss what needs to be completed and when. Sit with them if they want you to and encourage them. Take turns reading the materials and praise them when they solve that really tricky equation. Let them know that you’re there to support and help them.
Don’t put too much pressure on them
Apply too much pressure and your child will only reject it. Make sure that you don’t project your frustrations or your concerns onto your child and make sure they know that you’re there for them.