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8 Tips For Parents To Help Their Children Succeed In Primary School

Every parent wants his/her child to do well but sometimes is not aware of how to help

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Parents are the first and most important teachers of children. And, when parents get involved in the learning process of children at school as well, the children do better and are develop a positive attitude towards learning at school. Every parent wants his/her child to do well but sometimes is not aware of how to help. To solve this predicament, here is a list of 8 tips for parents to help their children succeed in primary school.

1. Create a Good Learning Environment at Home

Creating a positive learning environment at home can develop new skills and encourage active learning among children. Your child’s learning area must be free of clutter, functional and devoid of any distractions.

2. Have Realistic Expectations

Don’t ‘over expect’ or pressurize children to perform well. In fact, it is the responsibility of parents to teach young children that failure is a stepping-stone to success. Each child is

different and possesses different capabilities and learn at his/her own pace. Don’t compare.

3. Remove Digital Distractions

Regulate your child's television, video game, and Internet use. In fact, cut down on digital distractions as much as possible. They reduce your child’s concentration and adversely affect his/her learning capabilities as well.

4. Develop a Love for Reading

Developing a love for reading is the single most important thing that you can do to help the child to succeed in school—and in life. The importance of reading simply can’t be overstated. Reading helps children in all school subjects. More importantly, it is the key to lifelong learning.

5. Show Appreciation

Praise your child’s efforts. Appreciate him/her for trying hard (not just for doing well) and celebrate little successes. Little kind words go a long way!

6. Stay in Touch with the School

Getting involved with the school leaves a positive impact on children. This shows that you are concerned about their learning. Regularly meeting your child’s teachers keeps you aware of your child’s performance at school.

7. Send your Child Ready to Learn

When your child goes to school he/she should be physically and mentally ready to learn. A nutritious breakfast fuels up children and gets them ready for the day. Also, they need the right amount of sleep to be alert and ready to learn all day.

8. Take out Time to talk about School

Talk with your child everyday about school, so that he/she knows what goes on at school is important to you. When children know parents are interested in their academic and school lives, they'll take school seriously as well.

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Meenal Arora

The author is Founding Director of Shemford Group of Futuristic School.

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