The home is the first school where the personality of the little ones is formed with the authority assumed by the parents. Although it is true, the formation of values is also instilled in schools and universities , even when parents fulfill the duty of being the first educators. The importance of a good relationship between parents and school should be a shared task, in order to reach the goal, to achieve integrity professionals.
Specialists point out that it is important to help parents get involved in the education of their children, since it improves the performance in grades, motivation increases and the risk of falling into vices decreases.
Parent’s Mindset Towards the Education of his Child
Most of the parents and students have a very negative attitude towards our work as teachers. Parents often complain about the lack of motivation of their children towards school and, of course, for parents, the lack of this motivation is the fault of the teachers. This is happening more and more, especially in high school.
It is clear that there are subjects that throughout life have been considered more boring and difficult, as is the case of the subject of Physics and Chemistry. But this attitude can change if we use the appropriate strategies.
Education of Child should not be only the responsibility of Teachers:
We must be aware that in order to achieve better performance from our students in classrooms, it is not enough just to try to give clear explanations in our classes and have a vocation for teaching. Parents are a basic pillar in the student-teacher relationship. Therefore, we must capture the attention of parents, towards our subject, making them participate in it so that they value it and understand it. It is important to make them understand that education is not only the responsibility of teachers but that parents are the fundamental pillars in the educational process, so parents, students, and teachers must hold hands and try to collaborate together in the education of their children.
When parents participate in the school education of their children, they achieve very important aspects in them, such as better school performance, a better attitude of students towards teachers, a positive attitude of parents towards schools, and especially better parent-child-teacher relationships. That is why we must always try to maintain a close relationship with families.
Actual Role of Parent in their Child’s Education
This relationship does not consist of sending them much homework and that the parents spend hours helping their children to finish them; with this, we would not achieve our objective; upside down. What we should do is try to draw parents’ attention to our subject, but how can we do it? Carrying out activities that generate parents’ interest, that motivate them to participate in activities that have to work side by side with their children, outside of schools.
As we change the attitude of parents, we implement strategies that motivate parents to participate in the education of their children to produce changes that promote educational development and improve the academic performance of their children.
As we already know, one of the most important agents in the education of the children resides in the families, this pillar is the first motivating agent of learning, and in it, the first bases of education of all students are established. It is important not to forget, that here the first bonds of union between child and learning in values are generated; therefore, there must be good positive reinforcement from the base regarding this issue.
In whatever age and in whatever context, parents must educate by putting values, genuine behaviors, accepting diversity, and, above all.
Various studies have concluded that a learning scenario is more effective when giving containment, trust, and protection against the academic context. Feeling support from parents, then, is crucial for the development of children’s potentialities, nurturing learning expectations, and feeling capable of carrying out new tasks or challenges.
However, this is not enough. Parents should feel part of the learning process and dedicate time to it. If it is children, they must incorporate the habit of study, which keeps its complexity since to install it, you have to go from one hundred percent supervision and accompaniment to dose the shared responsibility until the student self-regulates and the habit Study is part of a student’s daily scenario.
Ways to help your child as a parent in education
On the other hand, if we are facing an adolescent, all that remains is to offer help, provide support, and, above all, give emotional restraint to the internal conflicts that he faces by listening very assertively. In whatever age and in whatever context, parents must educate by sharenting values, genuine behaviors, accepting diversity, and, above all, marching at the individual rhythm that each student has. We must understand that learning is not only memorizing new knowledge but acquiring new experience, learning skills, and mobilizing generic skills that the student envisions on this path.
This is only achieved in a context where the engine is pro-learning interaction, which implies building a harmonious and mutually collaborative atmosphere.
Fathers and mothers tend to be the main benefactors in the educational process of their sons and daughters; therefore, they are closely involved in the course of this, in which their role is transformed according to the school stage in which the minors are.
In the development process of boys and girls, their skills and capacities change as, in parallel, academic demands increase. It is for this reason that the role of parents implies, as a priority, the accompaniment and development of the independence of the little ones, allowing them to advance as responsible and secure beings of what they think, feel, and project in life.
In this way, during the preschool stage, the role of parents lies in establishing structures and habits of independence in the lives of their sons and daughters, since, for the first time, boys and girls face the need to act autonomously, without the immediate intervention of mom or dad.
Given this, it is important to explain what is expected of them and define their responsibilities according to the level of preschool they are in: from doing the task on the day that corresponds to them, preparing for an exhibition or reviewing the material seen in class to internalize the content and strengthen skills as something natural and fun.
Impact of Parent’s Good Education on the Child’s School
Once boys and girls become primary school students, the role of parents continues to change in order to meet the needs of schoolchildren. During the first cycle of primary education, parents have a much more active role in student learning, since they must teach them to take responsibility for their studies and how to do it. They can make a study schedule with the children and teach them to use it to instill the habit and the pleasure to learn. In the same way, they must provide them with different strategies to study and review the different subjects. They must understand that the study techniques must vary according to each subject, or its contents, and they must also consider that what worked for them or their older sons or daughters,
Throughout the second cycle of primary education, it is expected that the structure, habits of independence, and the acquisition of responsibilities will be consolidated to allow parents to modify their role. It is at this time that the active involvement that was presented in the previous stage is replaced by accompaniment and support for the students. The levels of independence and responsibility of boys and girls allow them to increase their level of responsibility in carrying out their tasks, projects, and periods of study, being clear that they have the support of their parents if necessary.
Finally, during the secondary stage, young people are expected to finish assuming full responsibility for their academic process, their actions, and decisions. Despite this, parents must continue to be involved in the educational process, providing motivation for their sons and daughters, ensuring that their socio-emotional state is satisfactory, monitoring their interaction with the environment, and guiding their concerns assertively.
It is important to highlight that, despite the fact that it is the educational institution that is in charge of directing the academic aspects in the students, it is the family that is the most responsible for training upright people who provide positive contributions to society, being in charge of promoting boys and girls the values and behaviors that they will develop throughout their lives. This is why the accompaniment, communication, and affection shown by the family throughout the educational process will allow the development of self-confident people, aware that their decisions and actions will be decisive in forging a better future.
Finally, children and young people must learn to study independently. However, constant monitoring helps monitor the progress you make and also compliments your effort. School and the family must share information, thoughts about the education of their children. The family has to share school knowledge to daily life.