As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. When parents and families are involved in their children’s schools, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school.
- Ask your child how their school day went. Engage in conversation about what they learned, whom their friends are, what they had for lunch, etc.
- Make sure your child has time set aside to complete homework. Be there to answer any questions or assist when needed.
- Read all notes/memos sent home from the school and/or teacher. Notes are the primary form of communications between a teacher and parents. Look for them and read them to stay up-to-date on events.
- Contact your child’s teacher immediately if you have any concerns.
- Value your child’s education and express the importance of it every single day. This is arguably the single most valuable thing a parent can do when it comes to their child’s education. Those that value education often thrives and those that don’t often fail.
- Attend Parent-Teacher conferences and be in contact with your child’s teacher.
- Learn what your child’s school offer.
- Monitor your child’s telivision, video game and internet use.
- Encourage your child to read and use library.