Help Your Child Do Their Best
As a parent you always want the best for your children. The influence that a parent has over their child’s educational future is profound. So this month we look at ways in which you can help your child do their best in school.
Set positive expectations
When parents’ expectations for their kids are set at the right level, kids do well in life.
Do remember though, that you need to:
- Assess your child as an individual.
- Understand your child’s developmental stage.
You will be popping grey hairs, if are trying to push your 8 year old into learning the Pythagoras Theorem and all she really wants to do is read “Harriet the Spy”
Have regular conversations
There has been a lot of research showing the benefits of spending time together as a family, and the conversations that occur around the dinner table. Having regular conversations with your children can:
- Boost intellectual curiosity
- Better communication skills
- Higher self esteem
- Active listening skills are learned
- Enhanced logical reasoning
- Strong negotiating skills
- Creative problem solving
Support good study habits
Encouraging your children to develop good study habits from an early age is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. By showing your child the importance of working hard and valuing education, you will help them develop a life-long love of learning.
Encouraging your child to read a wide variety of books is perhaps the best education you can give them.
Build a partnership with your child’s teachers
Working with your child’s teacher can have an influential impact on your child’s schooling career. The partnership can help the teacher learn more about your child’s interests and strengths, and with open lines of communication, you’ll hear more about how your child is doing in school.
If you have any concerns about your child’s development, please leave us a message below and we will get back to you.