How to Increase child’s success in school?

Numerous studies have shown the importance of parents’ participation in the child’s educational process, and have shown that parents have an important role in a child’s success in school.

A study in 2002 showed that children whose parents participate in the education process are more active and accomplished, regardless of the economic, social, race, or educational background of the family.

Therefore, parents and educational staff must cooperate, and some plans should be developed to facilitate communication between them to support the parents ’participation in the educational process.

Benefits of parental involvement in the educational process

Children tend to love school more, study better when parents collaborate with school, and there are other benefits for parent participation, such as:

  • Achieve higher marks and better scores on exams.
  • Commitment to school time and to do homework better.
  • Developing the child’s social skills and behaviors, which helps him to adapt well to his schoolmates.
  • Increased self-confidence.
  • Increasing the child’s chances of graduating at an excellent level and enrolling in the university

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How parents participate in the educational process

Parents can participate in the educational process in many ways, of which we review the most effective.

Acting as a positive role model for the child

Children spend a lot of their time watching their parents, while parents are busy working, organizing home affairs, and caring for children, children watch them carefully. The child learns a lot of things by observing his family, and in fact he learns more than his advice and instructions may teach him.

If the parents want their child’s interest in school to increase, then he should see them read, write, perform mathematical operations, and take care of the world around them . Therefore, parents must read in front of their child, and parents can read a newspaper, or a book at leisure, or prepare a monthly expense account, or talk about the most important recent scientific discoveries while eating dinner, or write important emails in front of their child.

Demonstrate positive behavior

Children are greatly affected by the parents ’attitude towards school, and parents should not show their dislike of school during their childhood in front of the child , as this will not be good for the child, and there is no benefit in sharing these old experiences with the child. Instead of focusing on the bad things parents have faced in the past, they should focus on good things, such as things learned in school, and the friendships that have formed, anything positive. If parents love school, they must share their memories, and the beautiful times they lived in school with their children.

Define and adhere to a system

It is normal for children not to sit on their own and do their jobs, especially if they are young, at this age the part responsible for planning and organizing in the brain is not yet complete and developed . As for adolescents, they are distracted by many matters that concern them, and how they appear socially, so here comes the role of parents in determining the appropriate system, and determining the times during which they should study.

It is possible to provide a space for study, and provide the tools that a child may need, and a suitable time devoted to study only, and the presence of parents at this time is useful to encourage the child and help him.

Provide time to help them organize their study time

The child may bring many duties and tasks required of him weekly, and the amount of duties is exhausting for the child sometimes, so parents can see what is required of the child at the beginning of the study time, then teach him.

How to organize study time

Duties that can be accomplished quickly, that require more effort, or that require other tools or books, and whether these things are available or not, can be identified. Parents should assist the child in identifying the priority duties, and facilitate their work by dividing difficult tasks into smaller parts to facilitate their progressive resolution.

Preparing and organizing a child’s study time well helps save time. The child does not have to ask for something every five minutes, such as pencils or gum, and teaches the child important organizational skills.

Reducing computer playing time

This applies to playing with tablets, TV, telephones or video games as well, and this is a challenge for parents. The child needs to spend some time in front of the computer to do his homework , but do research on a subject that differs from playing video games, or accessing social networking sites.

Therefore, the child should be given enough time on the computer to do his homework with good supervision. The presence of all these things in a child’s life distracts him from studying and solving assignments , so the child must be given permission to play or browse the Internet only when he is completing his duties , and television should also be turned off while studying because the child may lose his focus on his lessons.

Stop criticizing the child

Criticizing a child, blaming him, or complaining about him does not make him love school, and when the child feels that he cannot make his parents happy no matter how hard he tries, he gives up, so parents should encourage the child instead of blaming and criticizing him.

Encourage the child

The child responds positively with encouragement, attention, and reward for achievements, so parents must show interest in what the child is studying, encouraging him and praising his efforts. If the child’s work is bad, the parents are not supposed to say that, and if he does an achievement they should interact enthusiastically, praise him and smile at him. Encouraging parents and pride in their child returns with a significant positive impact on their child and his academic achievement.

Barriers to parental involvement in the educational process

There are some obstacles that affect the participation of parents in the educational process, the most important of which are: