Being an involved parent can help your kids perform better in school

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Did you know that your kid's performance in school also depends on how involved you are when it comes to your child's education?

What is an involved parent?

Being an involved parent is more than just helping out your child with their assignments or projects. Successful parent involvement means that as a parent, you make an effort to not only help their kids with schoolwork, but also be there during school events, school functions, as well as talking to their child’s teacher and discussing what they can do to help out their kid’s development.

It’s important to be an involved parent since you’re actively becoming a part of your kid’s learning process, and also helps you address any problems or concerns that your child’s teachers might have.

Being involved also helps teachers teach your child better since you can give them some tips on how your child learns, what they like and dislike, which concepts are difficult for them to understand etc.

Being an involved parent can help your kids perform better in school

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How can parents get more involved?

To be an involved parent, you can start by volunteering at your child’s school. You can join the parent-teacher association in your child’s school so that you can be aware of any school activities or events that would help your child learn better.

Communication with your child’s teachers are also very important, especially when it comes to the subjects where they’re having some difficulty with. Actively communicating with your child, and their teachers can let you understand how your child learns, what subjects they are good at, what subjects they like, and which ones they’re having trouble with.

Additionally, you need to focus on fostering a love of learning in your child. While grades are important, it’s much more important that your child learns to love learning, and always strives to be curious about the world around them. These traits make them more receptive to learning and in turn will greatly benefit them in the future.

Source: readingrockets.org

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