Students with involved parents tend to do better in school than their classmates whose parents are not involved at their school. When parents are involved in their children’s schools, they’re helping show their children that
they value education.
Parental Involvement is Key
Unfortunately, when there are discipline problems at school or if children are having a hard time learning a subject, all too often the blame is placed on the teacher. While teachers should be in control of their classrooms, children need involved parents to help teach them discipline at home. Parents can help their children learn better in school by helping them with their homework. Parents who take the time to get involved with their children’s education are showing how much they value education and care about their children doing well in school.
However, helping with homework or disciplining children at home for misbehaving in school is just a starting point. Parents also need to be more involved with school activities to help support their children and demonstrate that what is important for their children is important to them as well. Children will learn that they’re valued if their parents are involved in what they do.
Ways for Parents to Get Involved
There are many things a parent can do to be involved in their children’s education. One of the most important ways a parent can be involved is to show up for parent-teacher conferences and school events, such as an open house or science fair.
Getting involved inside the classroom as volunteers is another good way for parents to participate in their children’s education. They can help teachers with handouts, be available to help children with problems they’re having with a school subject, and just be a positive presence in the classroom. Parents can also volunteer to help with after- school activities as well — especially if they can’t leave work to be in the classroom during the day. Help organize a bake sale, usher at a school play, or help coach children during after-school sports. There are many ways parents can be involved at school.