Supporting Your Child Academically
As a parent, you are you’re child’s first teacher. Learning is on-going and isn’t limited to school. Parents whom are actively involved in their child’s education generally perform better and have better feelings about going to school. There are many ways parents can support their children’s learning both at home and throughout the school year. Here are a few educational tips and resources:
- Attend parent-teacher conferences – conferences provide an opportunity to gauge your child’s academic progress, as well as attendance behavior. Becoming acquainted and developing a relationship with your child’s teacher is important. It opens communication regarding your child’s progress and makes room for ongoing communication throughout the school year.
- Be active at your child’s school – being an open presence at your child school is monumental.Teachers, administrators, and staff should be familiar with you and can associate you with your child.
- Provide homework assistance – establish a regular time for homework and remove distractions such as the television and social phone calls during homework. Let your child know that you think education is important and that homework should be completed every day.
- Encourage your child to read – helping your child become a reader promotes success. Reading helps children in all school subjects and ensures they are lifelong learners.
- Encourage conversations about education – encourage honest feedback and communication from your child regarding their education and school. Conversations help children express their thoughts and assist with communicating their needs effectively
The Learning Communiity
United States Department of Education
George Lucas Educational Foundation
San Diego Family