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The Importance of parental involvement in their child education

You cannot just enroll your kid into the best school and call it a day. To ensure your child’s overall development, you need to do a lot of things. And one such thing is getting involved in your kid’s education.

Why do parents need to be involved in child’s education? Well, this is what we’ll be discussing down below. We’ll talk about what is exactly meant by parental involvement and the benefits of the same.

What is meant by parental involvement in a child’s education?
You can think of parental involvement as the regular participation of parents in their child’s education. Monitoring homework, home-reading with kids, and discussing school events could be some examples.

Parents can also get involved by attending parent-teacher meetings, helping kids organize functions, and volunteering in classrooms.

This kind of involvement can have an amazing impact on your kids. How? Let’s learn about that below.

Why parents need to be involved in child’s education: Top 4 Benefits for Kids

1. Improvement in Academic Success
According to a study, kids whose parents are somehow involved in their education show higher achievement in school. This is true for all parents regardless of ethnicity, racial background, and level of education.

Such students usually complete their homework on time and consequently achieve better results. Furthermore, parental involvement improves the kid’s attendance which is crucial for class completion.

Takeaway: Academic success is necessary for your kids. Get involved in their education to ensure the same.

2. Better Attitude and Motivation
Most parents don’t even know all the subjects their kids are taught in school. Do you? Most probably not. This makes the kids feel as if you don’t care about them and demotivates them. It can even impact their attitude.

However, kids whose parents show interest in their curriculum and education tend to be more motivated. Such students usually enroll in extra classes and even prepare for getting into college.

This not only ensures academic but personal growth as well. Also, it can help improve the attitude of your kid towards their school and education.

Takeaway: Motivation and attitude are essential for positive development. Make sure to know everything about your kid’s school, syllabus, activities, curriculum, etc.

3. Better Behavior in School
Some kids are quite mischievous and do not demonstrate positive behavior. They might:

  • Bully Other Kids
  • Disrespect the Teacher
  • In General, Behave Inappropriately

Such kids frequently have disciplinary action taken against them. It could be suspension or termination in some severe cases.

However, you can prevent this from happening by getting involved in your kid’s education. And by education, we never mean just homework or assignments.

You need to observe your kid’s behavior, ask for feedback from the teacher, and work on the same. This way, you can improve the way your kid behaves and ensure healthy development at school.

Also, fewer disciplinary actions or disruptions means no wastage of time.

Takeaway: If your kid is good academically, it never means he/she has the best behavior. Take feedback from teachers, attend parent-teacher meetings and help your kid improve.

4. Better Education and Career
Some parents admit their kids into the best schools and leave them be. They don’t care whether or not the school is offering the promised education. And this can negatively impact the kid’s future.

However, you can prevent this from happening by getting involved in your kid’s school.

By attending regular parent-teacher meetings and volunteering in classrooms, you can understand what your kid is being taught. You can easily determine the level of education your kid is getting.

And in case you aren’t satisfied with the school, you can leave feedback for them. This way, you can ensure better education for your kid. As a last resort, you can even change the school.

Takeaway: Getting involved in your kid’s education can give you deeper insights into the school. This way, you can test the school and learn how it operates. Also, if required, you can ask for improvements.

By now, you would know why parents need to be involved in a child’s education. Let’s now learn how you can do that in real-time.

How can you get involved in your kid’s education?
There are parents involved in their children’s education across the globe. But the number is surprisingly low.

It’s because most parents don’t know how to do it. And the teachers misinterpret this and think that the parents aren’t interested.

However, we can help you get involved in your child’s education easily. Here are some ways:

  • Reach out to the teachers of your kids and talk to them
  • Show interest in your kid’s education at home
  • Help your kid with their homework, assignments, and classes
  • Always register and appear at school events
  • Always attend orientation meetings
  • Never miss parent-teacher meetings
  • Help the school organize events if required
  • Take regular feedback from teachers
  • Ask your kid about how their day was at school

Wrapping Up

By now, you would know why and how parents influence their children’s education. So, always make sure to follow the above methods and get involved in your kid’s education.

At LEAD Powered Schools, we take several measures to keep parents involved in their child’s education. We believe parents can play a pivotal role in ensuring students’ academic growth and success. Through regular teacher-parent meetings and app that parents can access, we make sure you’re always in the know of your child’s progress.

LEAD is on a mission to transform the educational landscape in India by making excellent learning facilities accessible to 15 million children in India by 2025. Want to know how LEAD can transform the learning experience of your child? Enquire Now

About the author

Anuj Kumar Jha, a Faculty of Management Studies (Delhi) alumnus, is the Program Manager at LEAD. Previously, he has worked with Ex-Ola and Ex-Mu Sigma. Anuj has graduated from HBTI, Kanpur. Knowing the power of education, he believes in LEAD's mission to transform learning in Affordable Private Schools in India.

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