Parenting Guide for Child Education
Parents play a crucial role in every stage of childhood. They play
positive role in getting the best in education. The role of parents in
their children’s education has always been emphasized by different
groups like educators and administrators. Parents have the right to ask
questions to the teachers and principals and get involved in the child’s
education process right from the elementary level to the college level.
While at the school level, parents can help their child with reading,
writing and homework, at the college level, parents can help in
selecting the right college, and career and encourage their children to
save for college education. The questions which always remain about
parents’ involvement are- does it have a positive impact on the student’s
achievement, do they push their children too hard, or the effects on
the behavior and attitudes on the children.
Parents can play several roles in their interaction with children. Parents as Teachers:
For a preschooler parents can play the role of a teacher. They can teach and guide them through their school days and provide meaningful learning activities. Once your child completes high school or joins college you might not be teaching them directly, but your knowledge and experience can guide them through college and university.Parents involved in Governance, Decision making and Advocacy:
Parents play an important role in the decision making process of their child. You can help your child in deciding upon not only the right college but the right career and program for him or her. Parents as friends:
The most important role that a parent can play is that of a friend. Your child can let you know his or her interests, frustrations and fear. As a friend you can help him or her adjust to the new college environment.