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Education Tips for Parents: How to Get the Best From Your Child’s Schooling

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By Miniland

March 21, 2017

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There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ plan when it comes to bringing up kids, and most of the time parents are just doing the best that they can. There is simply no formula for the perfect parent and each individual child (and parent) will respond better to different methods.

Your child’s schooling is obviously a huge part of their lives, and how they perform academically (as well as how much they enjoy attending), will have a big impact on the other aspects of their              lives.

While it is impossible for us to tell you, as a parent, exactly what you should do to improve your child’s schooling experience – there are a couple of things that you can do that will help them get the best out of their time there.

Here are some education tips for parents that will help get the best out of schooling:

Get to know the people at the school

One of the first things you should do when your child starts attending school is to get to know the person who they are going to be spending the most time with: their teacher. Set up a meeting with your child’s teacher and get to know them on a more personal level.

Find out what their expectations are for you child and how they expect you to help out. Establishing a good professional relationship is important as it allows you to find out about your child’s problems or achievements from the teacher. Also getting to know the rest of the staff in the school that have an impact on your child is also a good idea.

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Get involved

While you don’t need to interfere with your child’s schooling – it is always helpful to get involved. If you have the time, then you should join the PTA board or simply volunteer to help out at events. This is a great way of networking in the school and teachers and other staff members always appreciate the help.

Another way to get involved, if you don’t have the time to volunteer, is simply taking time out to watch your child’s football match, ballet recital or art exhibition. It’s important that your child knows that you are proud and supportive of the things that they are doing at school.

Get interested in their academics

When your child gets home from school – you should always wind down what you are doing (even if just for a little bit) and ask you child about their day. Find out what they did at school, both academically and socially.

Your child will always look forward to telling you what they got up to, and it gives you an opportunity to learn a little more about what they like or dislike. It also allows you to see what they are working on at school so that you can help them with it at home.

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Reinforce what they learn

There is no point in your child learning new social skills and academics at school and then coming home to you teaching them something completely different. As a parent, you need to reinforce the lessons that they learnt at school, and this is why the point above about asking about their day is so important.

When it comes to social skills, make sure they say please and thank you, are helpful around the house and anything else you think they need to turn into the person you want them to be. Then you should set aside time to help them out with their homework and anything else that could benefit them academically.

Educational games are a great addition to have at home that will help to reinforce the important academic lessons that your child is learning at school.

At Miniland we strive to create toys that help both parents and teachers get the best out of children’s education, while also having fun. Contact us for more advice and educational tips for parents.

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