Supporting Your Child’s Education at Home
Parents have a big role to play in supporting their child’s education, and this goes well beyond helping with homework. There are lots of practical ways to help your child achieve his/her best at school.
Encourage Your Child
Creating a positive atmosphere at home is the first step to help your child succeed in school. Encourage your child to get involved with their studies and take responsibility. Try and show an interest in what they are learning.
Visit your local bookshop or library to get your child actively involved with exploring topics that interest them. Reading and researching together can also benefit your child’s development by increasing their knowledge and skills.
Make sure your child has access to all the materials that they need to support their learning. These should include text books, soft copies and other suitable tools that can help them understand the subject.
You can support your child’s learning at home by:
- Making sure there is a safe, comfortable and quiet place for them to do their homework
- Helping them set achievable goals and objectives
- Providing educational materials (including books and online resources)
- Encouraging them to practise and revise their work regularly
- Encourage them to ask questions and actively participate in discussions
It is important to monitor your child’s progress and to be aware of any difficulties they may be having. Speak to your child, their teachers and other professionals to discuss any possible solutions.
Parents can make a real difference in their child’s education and development. But, it is important to remember that it takes time and patience to build a successful relationship between parent and child. By taking a proactive role in their education and providing support and encouragement, you can help your child achieve their full potential.