What do you think of parents’ involvement and child’s education? Are those closely related? The answer is, of course those are. It’s already become a common sense that “Parents are a child’s first teachers” (Latour 98). This is meaning that parents play an extremely important role in a child’s lives. Children learn whatever their parents did when they were born, parents are their most important role models. Parents can affect a child in many ways, include children’s education. Therefore, parenting has a lot of influences on children’s education.
Parents’ involvement is very important; it can improve children’s education. Children’s grade will not be so good without their parents’ help, and they may be able to fail the school. On the contrary, if parents can involving and participating in their children’s school, it can let their children gain more interest in school, get better grade and being more confident. So it’s definitely had a good influence. A good parent should participate in their children’s education. Children who don’t have their parents’ help with their school will have a bad result on their studies. Children need their parents, of course.
If parents don’t care about their child’s studies, child may lose their interest in school, or they may able to get a lower grade. According to the research, 89 percent of children who usually get an “A” or “B” on their class say that their parents always help them with their homework, but 49 percent of children who usually get an “C” or less on their class say that their parents don’t have an interest in their school work (Holcomb 174). This research shows that parents really have an influence on their children’s grade. Even if parents don’t have much knowledge, they can encourage their children in their education.
As long as parents are around at their children, it will be a good motivation for their child. So if students want a higher grade on their school work, they may need to ask their parents to help their studies. The fact is, parents’ involvement really have an influence on their children’s education. And the effects is in many parts, it’s improves many aspects of children’s education. For example, it can change children’s grade, improve children’s interest in study, and it also can help children to build confidence. So again, parents’ involvement is very important for their children’s education.
The first advantage of parents’ involvement is children whose parents get involve in their education are more interested in their study. Many students don’t like school, they hate homework and teacher, and it’s a normal phenomenon. However, parents can unlock children’s special interest though some activities such as provide a safe environment for children to read books, watching educational DVD or using the internet to do some academe research (Brown 106). For example, parents can volunteer in the classroom and does some group work with their children together.
Children will get excited about participate in school once they sense their parents’ care about their study (Brown 106). Parents also can come up with some ideas on a topic to help their children to develop some interest of it (Hutchison 132). And parents can do many things to help their children as long as they want, those are all very simple things. A good parent should do those things. The second advantage of parents’ involvement is children whose parents get involved in their education are usually can get a higher score. Everyone wants to get a higher score, who wants to be a bad student or a trouble-maker student?
Nobody wants to. Children are more likely to get an “A” on their course, to enjoy school and to go to college when their parents participate in their education (Holcomb 174). So if parents want their children to get a higher grade, they may should more care about their children in school work. “According to the U. S. Department of Education, students with fully engaged parents, no matter what their income or background, are more likely to earn high grades and test scores, get promoted, graduate and go on to postsecondary education” (Brown 106).
So this research indicates that increased parent’s involvement in school can lets students to achieve higher grades and test scores, improves student attendance, improves student conduct and attitude, and increases the chances of a child going on to higher education. The research also says that students who have parents who are more involved are less likely to be discipline problems at school. So it’s very important for parents to involve in their children’s education such as homework or group work. The third advantage of parents’ involvement is children whose parents get involve in their education are usually can have more self-confidence.
Confidence is very important for children’s education, when children have confidence, they will study harder and work better. Many children are very self-abased because they think their grade is not good enough and they are afraid that their parents may able to punish them. However, if parents get involved in their children’s education, they will know how hard their child learned and how good they are. So when parents knew about their children’s’ hard work, they won’t punish them. They will talk to their children how proud they are and then help their children to build their confidence.
It’s helpful for their children to be more self-confidence. Parents also can help their children to understand the difference between confidence and self-esteem, it’s different, apparently (Hutchison 132). After their children know the difference between confidence and self-esteem, they will be more confident but not more self-esteem, they will do better to be themselves. So parents should let their children know those differences and help them to build confident. It’s very important to a child and a student.
People always say that parents play an extremely important role in their child’s lives; nobody dares to say parents are not important. When a child born into this world, the first person they will meet is their parent. So children watch and do whatever their parents did, said and learn their attitudes. Therefore, parenting habits are very important in a child’s learning lives. Good habits will lead their children to a good side, and bad habits will lead their children to a bad side. Parents develop a good parenting habits are helpful for prepared for their children’s future.
So if parents make a family goal and do the group works with their children together, it would be better for their children’s education. In conclusion, parents’ involvement is very important to children’s education. Parents can affect children in many different ways, and parents’ involvement in children’s education is one of them. It can help children to gain score, improve interest and build confidence. And children’s grade will have a bad influence if parents don’t care about their studies. Every parent wants their children to have an improvement on their education.
However, the question is how to get an improvement? It’s no use if parents just say it and do nothing. They should do something to achieve this goal. Not only the students should do something by themselves, parents also should help their children. If parents care about their children’s studies, children’s education will be improved. So parents’ involvement is a good behavior, it have many good influences. Parents should participate in their children’s education. Annotated Bibliography Brown, Lakeia. “A Smart Mom’s Guide to Brilliant Kids. ” Essence. 42. 5 (2011): 106-108. Academic Search Premier.
Web. 16 May 2012 This article discusses some guides for parents about how to do to improve their children’s education. Children who have a very helpful parent can let them get a high score. According to the article, parents’ involvement in children’s education is very important. Holcomb, Betty. “Why You Should Be In Your Child’s School. ” Good Housekeeping 227. 3 (1998): 174 Academic Search Premier. Web. 16 May 2012 This article is about why parents should be involved in their children’s education. The relationship between parenting and children’s education is very close.
The author uses an example of students in high school in Washington to explain the importance of the parents’ involvement. The author also gives some suggestions about how parents can involve themselves in their children’s education. Hutchison, Susan. “Parenting for Potential. ” Independent School 66. 3 (2007): 132. Academic Search Premier. Web. 16 May 2012 This article presents the importance of lifelong learning. Children will learn what parents did and copy parents’ actions, so it’s important for parents to be good role models. The author gives eight points about how to focus on lifelong learning.