How Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed In School
When it comes to succeeding at school, your child’s teachers are only one part of the puzzle. Yes, they are a big part of the success puzzle, but they aren’t the complete thing. Parents also play a pivotal role in helping their kids succeed. All it takes is an interest, some idea of what is going on, a little support and a healthy dollop of guidance.
Even at that terrifying time called teenagehood – when your child is craving more and more independence – parental involvement is a super important ingredient for their academic success.
Without further ado, here are a few top tips on how to keep your child on the highway to high-school awesomeness:
- Attend Everything You Can
The academic year is full of back-to-school nights and parent-teacher evenings, and you need to attend them all. This is because kids do a thousand times better when their parents are involved in their school lives and support their efforts. It’s also a great way for you to build a relationship with their teachers and discuss anything that might be dancing about on your mind.
- Walk Around The School
Your kid is going to spend the majority of their day at school, for a massive chunk of their life, which begs the question: don’t you want to know how this place looks and feels? Not only will this show them you are interested, it will help you engage with them when they talk about their day and how this and that happened in the auditorium, sports fields or what not. It’s also worth spending time on the school’s website to get all the information you might be craving.
- Be Aware Of The Challenges
School is not the easiest place on earth. There are challenges like no other, hurdles that need to be climbed over and unique issues that you’ll want to help with in any way you can. That might be knowing what challenges highly gifted students face, or how to spot any signs of bullying, how to talk to your children about anything they are struggling with, or how to help them manage the stress of exam periods. Like we said, it’s a tricky time to be alive, and your guidance will be majorly helpful.
- Get Them In The Learning Spirit
Late nights and sugary breakfasts are not going to get your kids in the mood for learning. What will, however, is a regular bedtime, a nutritious breakfast, and music to get them in a good mood. All of this will boost their energy levels, and a boost in energy has been proved to improve concentration, memory, and attention. Make sure they are getting a healthy intake of whole foods. Encourage them to get the right amount of sleep and find the perfect playlist on Spotify to get your mornings going.
- Organization Is The Secret
We’ll keep this one simple: learning – and nailing – how to be organized, how to stay focused, and how to see work through to the end will help your kid become successful in just about everything they do. That means being organized and it means knowing how to manage their time properly.