Many parents simply send their child to school and then forget about education and go about their day. They don’t know why they should worry about education. However, there are many studies that show the positive effects of parents involvement in school.
Why A Parent’s Involvement In School is Important
1. Your Child Feels Supported
If your child sees that you’re willing to go the extra mile and show up and support him or her, he’s more likely to care about his or her grades and involvement in school. Your child will see your support for the teachers and the school and encourage your child to apply their skills to their studies.
Being involved means you’re helping to bridge the gap between your child’s school and home. It opens up doors of communication and you’ll have a better idea of what is really going on in that little head. Your child will feel like you’re more in touch and be more likely to share with you.
3. Lower Drop Out Rates
Children who have involved parents are much less likely to drop out of school than those who don’t. When you choose to be involved, you’re making a decision to encourage your child to complete their education.
How To Become More Involved In School
Being involved doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be at the school. Encouraging a child to do their homework and assisting them as needed is a great supportive role to be using when working together with teachers and the school system to help your child receive a good education. Take the time to sit down and encourage your child to do their homework. Drill them on their spelling words and their math equations.
Offer to be a class parent. Statistics show that volunteering even just three hours per year can make a huge difference in your child’s academic performances. So go ahead and offer some time. You could also do this in the lunch room, at the front desk, playground or in the library.
3. Other Potential Jobs
Help with fund raisers. Work with other activities in the school and offer up some of your talents and skills to make it a smooth year for everyone involved.
Many hands make light work.
Now that you know why parents should get more involved, it’s time to take action! Use these tips to get more involved and see your child thrive in school and in life!