It has been observed through research studies that Parental care is the key to child’s development. A parent who is involved in their child’s education has a positive impact in achieving the child’s academic success. Help your child in becoming methodical when they are in school.
- Set up a routine at home. Divide the entire available time for different activities like- finishing homework, nurturing hobbies ( hobby time), watching TV and playing games. This will make the child disciplined.
- Spend time with the child, speak with them about the difficulties they are facing in school. Try to figure out the difficulties regarding studies or extracurricular activities and help your child.
- From the young age involve your child in learning. Let them spend time with story books, drawing, writing etc. Practising writing will develop a good handwriting.
- Take care of their diet as a healthy nutritional diet helps in brain development. Keep away junk foods and synthetic drinks. A healthy diet must contain fresh fruits and vegetables.
- See that the child gets enough sleep, otherwise, they may fall asleep in the classroom. Follow a strict timely routine for good night’s sleep and good morning’s exercise.
- Inculcating the moral values, ethics are very much essential. If the child fails in this aspect then the entire family may face any kind of trouble anytime.
- Let your child be empathetic towards elders and youngers. Let him understand the societal norms: Do’s and Don’t s. Showing respect and getting respect are both sides of the same coin.
- Take an interest in your child’s academics. This is so important. Check your child’s homework and assist them in solving problems when necessary. Reading with children is a good way to spark interest in learning in them; it’s also a good way to spend quality time with your child.
- A child must be organised when it comes to school activities. Let your child carry a planner or a diary to record homework subject wise. Let them record the assignment and project work submission dates, tests dates etc whenever announced in school. Later these important dates can be marked in a calendar on their study tables. This will help them not to miss any dates and you will be able to keep a track record of your child’s studies.
- Most of the schools and colleges still carry on the tradition of holding regular Parent-Teacher meetings. The purpose of the PT meetings is to determine which policies are working positively for teaching learning process.
- The PT meetings keep the parents involved in their children’s activities as well as keep the students on their toes to prove that they are doing well in studies. Otherwise, they may hide actual performances from their parents.
- Try to understand your child’s passion and help them to nurture it. You never know the potential of a child. He or she may become a great musician, artist, writer, photographer, scientist or even a great cook. Hence always encourage your child.
- Volunteer yourself in school activities. Maybe it’s designing, decoration of a stage, storytelling session, art and craft or music. Try to keep a healthy and positive communication line with teachers. No teacher avoids parents. Rather they become glad to see your caring attitude towards your child.
- Do not involve in the comparison game. After all, every child has a different genetic background too.
- Parents are a child’s first teacher and try to be a good lifelong teacher for your own child.
- Simple rule: You should not be very strict or very lenient towards your child. Do not overestimate and do not underestimate your child. Walking on the middle pathway will help to build a healthy parent-child relationship.
“Your child will follow your example not your advice”