Children whose parents get involved in their academic training normally do better in school than children who depend solely on their teachers. Studies have also shown that they have few behavioural problems and higher self-esteem than children who are not being helped by their parents in their school works.
Some parents erroneously think that their part in the training of their child is to pay for their school fees and provide their basic needs. This is far from the truth. Parents play important role both in the moral and academic training of their children. They have an irreplaceable role to play in the training of their children. Some professional educators refer to parents as the biggest contributors in the education of children. So, if you have a child, you should get involved in the child’s education and academic training. Here are some of the ways you can get involved with your child’s education.
Be informed about the performance of your child
One of the ways through which you will get involved with the education of your child is to be informed with the performance of your child in the school. Don’t just have a nonchalant attitude towards it. Try to know the grade of your child. Some schools post the grades of their students online. If your child’s school does that, you should ensure that you check the grade. Some parents overlook it. The best they can do is to ask their children about their grade and if they are told that it is available online, they will not care to check.
Another means through which you can find out about the performance of your child in school and whether your adolescent child is playing truancy or has behavioural problems is to send email to the child’s teacher asking after the performance of your child. The teacher is in a better position to give you detailed information about the performance of the child. You can also call the teacher on phone. However, whether you are sending email or calling the teacher on phone, you should not overdo it. Frequent calls especially during odd hours like the night time or class time can piss off the teacher. Call her wisely and remember you are not the only parent whose child is being taught by the teacher. Other parents are also calling and so don’t overdo it.
Help your child with their home work
When you come back from work, make sure that you make out time and go through your child’s school work with him or her. Don’t wait for the child to tell you. Ask him or her about her school work and if he or she is having problems with any course. Help the child to learn the course.
Find out from your child how the teacher is relating with them
Some teachers abuse children as experience has shown. So, as a parent, you should find out from your child how the teacher relates and treats him or her. Make sure that you report to the appropriate quarters if your child is abused by the teacher.