Parents play a crucial role in every stage of childhood and can play positive role in getting the best in education. The role of parents in their child's education has always been emphasized by different groups like educators and administrators. Parents have the right to ask questions to the teachers and principals and get involved in the child’s education process right from the elementary level to the college level. While at the school level, parents can help their child with reading, writing and homework, at the college level, parents can help in selecting the right college, and career and encourage their children to save for college education. The questions which always remain about parents’ involvement are does it have a positive impact on the student’s achievement, do they push their children too hard, or the effects on the behavior and attitudes on the children.
Whether a child studies at home every night or spends most evenings in the library, it's important to provide a workspace of their own where they can go to study, or just work on something more personal. With a familiar and reliable place your young learner will have the environment they need to excel in school.
Parents should encourage their child to spread out as much as is needed during work time, but to keep some semblance of order and neatness when their area isn't being used for study. A child who learns to organize their space will carry organization into every corner of their life.
It is also of utmost importance for parents to play an enforcing role and stay in touch with their child's assignments, tests and ongoing projects. Set aside time each day to offer help. Be available and enthusiastic; a child needs to feel like you want to be there and that helping them isn't a chore. Connect with their teachers regularly to keep up with how things are going in the classroom. If parents find their child needs extra help, be active in getting it, or better yet, work with them. Tutoring their own children can be rewarding for both parties.
Last but not least, parents needs to be patient but unwavering with the basics. Sometimes they will have to be strict, but a little firmness each day will teach their child vital time management skills. This will give them a sense of control and can help prevent a homework or term paper crisis. Be willing to be the bad guy, but don't make school or homework seem like a punishment. Parents need to think of themselves as the leader of an expedition, not a jailor. When things get difficult, a child respect their parent's authority and see them as a resource for the help they need.