We will always want what’s best for our children. There is no exception when it comes to education. We are not talking about pricey private schools though, we just want our kids to exceed in academics. Often when a child isn’t doing well in school we as parents may not know where to turn for answers. Is it the schools fault? Is our child not applying themselves? Are we as parents to blame?
Each case is different, but we as parents certainly need to be on top of our kids’ education. It is our responsibility as parents to discover the source of the poor grades and effectively work to make positive changes. And even if our young ones are great students it’s still important to be involved in their learning years. There are a number of ways we can do that.
Hire a Tutor
Sometimes having a large classroom and not getting the at Having a one on one learning experience will greatly benefit your child. Hiring a tutor that is trained,experienced, and willing to work at educating your child will drastically improve their learning. It is easy to find a tutor in Hong Kong or any other city. Many tutors can be found online and can teach through online learning or in person
Have them to read
Depending on the age of your child, reading with them is a great way to expand their vocabulary and also develop critical thinking. Ask them if they feel the decision made in the book are one similar to what they would make. What would they change? Expand their thinking by reading with your child.
Use daily activities as teaching experiences
At a restaurant or the grocery store, use daily skills to show your child learning can be applied in real life situations. Asking your child to add up the menu items you’ve ordered and see how close they can come to getting the correct answer to the bill. Or get them to find two items at the store and do a price comparison and let you know how much you’ll save going with the cheaper brand.
As a parent you need to be on top of their grades and academic performance, but don’t smother them. It’s good to speak with teachers and gain information to better understand what subjects they are learning and the learning struggles they are having, but don’t come across as ganging up with the teacher. Take the teacher feedback and work with that info in a parenting role.
Credit where credit is due. Display praise and encouragement when they have done a good job or when they are showing interest in a subject. Children seek their parent’s ratification and approval. You don’t have to lavish them with praise for every small achievement but do let them know you care about how they are performing.