The parental role is vital in a child’s development, especially in their education. Many types of research have been made to confirm this. The studies have shown that a parent’s involvement has a lot of impact on a child’s educational success. Here is a list of how parent involvement promotes student success.
Studies have shown that a more present parent promotes a successful student. Students whose parents help them in homework, attend PTA meetings, and join in school events show higher academic performance. This is contrary to students whose parents are constantly missing such activities. Often, they will more likely show signs of lack of motivation and sometimes will even act out to harbor their parents’ attention.
Parental involvement also affects a child’s behavior. A parent’s word goes a long way for the encouragement of a child. When there is a lack of participation of parents, a child is forced to face feelings on their own. Children being new to this world often lacks the comprehension and the ability to process their emotions well, which reflects in their behavior and academic performance.
When children are placed in a new or challenging environment, you will automatically see them struggle with their grades. Some kids who were doing well in elementary will have a hard time coping in high school. This is due to a change in the environment. Having consistent parental involvement can mitigate the effects of these sudden alterations of the environment. It is because when parents are around despite the adjustment that the children have to undergo, there will still be someone constant in their life who will guide them to make right and sound choices.
4.) Home training
How parents teach their children at home will show in their academic performance. Parents who practice their children to have proper reading and writing habits tend to have a better-performing child in school. Parents who also allow their children to express their minds freely will help the child’s emotional and social development.
5.) Parent-Child Bond
Most successful students have a close relationship with their parents. This is because when a parent chose to be involved in their children’s education, they create a tighter bond. This bond is a result of the number of hours they spend together teaching and learning. This bond is also the effect of the activities that they will undergo in school events throughout the years. So, if you would want to be closer to your children, letting them feel your presence and support in their education will go a long way.
6.) Time management
We currently live in a world wherein both parents hold a degree. Managing work and their involvement in their children’s life can be difficult but also possible. Showing children that there is a way to balance both work and family time will also allow them to manage satisfactorily their education as well. Students will also become more appreciative of the time their parents spend with them because they know that it is precious.
7.) Parent-Teacher Relationship
There is no better way to know honest feedback on a child’s academic performance than hearing what teachers have to say. Parents who take time to get feedback and updates from teachers can help their children improve and succeed. Parents and teachers should have a mutual relationship with the goal of assisting children in attaining their highest potential. This can be done by teachers sending periodic updates to parents about their child and parents attending school events and meetings.
The above mentioned are only a few ways of how parent involvement promotes success in students. Although there could be other factors that determine a child’s success in school, the biggest one is inevitably parental involvement.