Education is one of the most important things in your child’s life. It will endow upon your child the knowledge of the world and shape him/her into a better human being. It will help your child develop a worldly perspective and, in this process, add to his/her holistic development.
Schools are the institutions that will handhold your child, as he/she takes the first few steps in the world of education. Schools not only educate the child but also help in their personality development.
As parents, we should help our child so that his/her learning at school is accentuated.
Here are 7 ways to boost your child’s learning at school:
1. Be involved
Be closely involved in the day to day activities at your child’s school. Meet the teachers regularly to understand the progress of your child and the development areas that you could contribute to, at home. At the same time, have regular discussions with your child about the school – how was his/her day at school, what he/she likes the most about school, what is that they dislike, and so on.
2. Emphasize on Reading
“So, it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky” —William James
Help your child befriend books by introducing him/her to the varied world of books. Give a boost to your child’s imagination and add to his/her repertoire of knowledge by inculcating this habit of reading.
3. Do not over emphasize on Grades
As parents, we sometimes become so focused on grades and report cards, that we fail to focus on the larger objective – child’s development and growth. Focus more on the holistic development of your child. If the grades are low, do not resort to chastising your child. Rather, try to understand the reason behind it, and help your child work his/her way through it.
4. Focus on learning outside the classroom too
Education outside of the four walls of the classroom is equally important. Out of classroom experiences like art, craft, physical training, etc. imbibe many-a-values and help in the holistic development of your child.
5. Listen to your child
Always ensure that you listen to your child’s side of the story. Don’t become too fixated on your own perspective and try to drive home only your point of view. Considering your child’s point of view is equally important as they have some problems which as a parent it is important for you to address.
6. Focus on ensuring discipline at home
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment” – Jim Ron.
Focus on the importance of discipline. Discipline will help your child in achieving his/her goals. Discipline is something which must be developed and nurtured over the years such that it becomes a habit eventually. Begin by focussing on cultivating discipline at home.
7. Do not be too critical
Your child has just begun his/her journey. And it is but natural for things to not be perfect all the time. Do not be too critical of your child. Instead, help him/her become a better version of himself/herself at every step.
Be there by your child’s side and help him/her as he/she takes their baby steps towards their holistic development.