As we move into the second semester, the Council for the Advancement of Public Schools reminds parents that they have a role to play in their children’s school success. Setting expectations and holding children accountable, communicating why education matters, and providing encouragement and support can go a long way in helping your children to succeed. Here are some ways that you can be involved:
- Discuss with your children the importance and value of education and consistent attendance and participation.
- Set goals with them based upon their present skill level and strengths, and communicate high, but realistic, expectations.
- Let your kids know how you expect them to act while in school and hold them accountable for their behavior. Make sure they understand that there are consequences for what they do.
- Remain firm and accepting while encouraging your children to get good grades, focusing on making progress.
- Encourage your students to take difficult classes and let them know you believe they can handle the work.
- Communicate that consistent effort, and not good luck, will help them to continue to achieve new goals.
- Provide regular feedback and support by reviewing homework and test results.
Regardless of how well your children are doing, schedule time to speak to their teachers to review your students’ progress, areas where they may need help, and how you can work together to enhance their success.
For more tips and information on educational issues of interest to parents, visit the CAPS website and sign up as a Friend of Public Education.
*Disclosure: This post is part of a series of sponsored posts by CAPS.