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As the mum of a schoolchild, finding the right balance between playing an active and passive role in their school life is tough. On the one hand, parents want to let kids develop their personalities and academic skills in an independent way. On the other hand, though, you need to know that your little angel gets the support they need.
Besides, school plays a massive part in your child’s life, and you want to be a part of it. Here are some simple steps that will enable you to help your son or daughter in style.
#1. Build A Place For Homework
While the bulk of a child’s learning will occur at school, they will continue to complete some studies at home. It’s probably the last thing they want to hear if they’ve been homeschooled during the pandemic. Now that some normality has returned, it will be possible to build a positive working environment. Without causing problems around the home. Whether it’s a desk under a high sleeper bed or a dedicated home office is up to you. When supported by the right educational materials, your child can actually enjoy homework.
#2. Offer To Help At School Events
An overly active approach to daily schooling may stifle your child’s independence. Besides, finding time to do this while juggling a host of additional life tasks is virtually impossible. The best solution, then, is to focus on being involved on important days. Helping out fundraising activities is a great option. You could research fun run options before offering to be a volunteer on the day. Meanwhile, your presence on school field trips or sports days will give you the chance to be there on the days that your child will cherish forever.
#3. Encourage Your Child To Be Involved
One of the most effective ways to support your child and their teacher(s) is to help them develop the right personality. You can’t force a boy or girl to be confident, but you can at least give them a boost to play an active role in events. This can include participation in extracurricular activities, as well as school plays. These moments are ideal for building new skills and gaining a better insight of strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. Kids will naturally develop more when doing the things they actually love.
#4. Ask Questions
In truth, your participation in actual school activities only needs to be limited. Help out on the special occasions but allow kids to naturally thrive in the daily school environment. However, once your child returns home, you have the opportunity to take the initiative. Speak about what lessons they had, issues experience, and concerns they may have. Car rides are a particularly good time to invest in this strategy, not least because everything will be fresh in your child’s mind. As long as you remain open and supportive, you won’t go far wrong.
#5. Build Strong Teacher-Parent Bonds
It is far easier to provide a consistent approach to academic development when you work together with your child’s teacher(s). Parent-teacher events are a great starting point. For the very best results, though, you can look to keep in touch with a monthly email or telephone update. It’s important to respect that the teacher has a busy life and other children to teach, but your enthusiasm will not go unnoticed. Together, you can build a comprehensive learning plan that will form the perfect platform for your son or daughter.