Parents and schools work together to help children learn. Students learn best when they know that their efforts are supported at home and at school. Everyone concerned, especially students, profit when there is a partnership for learning. Some ways you can help your child do his/her best at school are:
Be a Model
Parents are the first teachers a child has. Your child will model your behavior, opinions and attitudes. If you value learning and show it, chances are your child will benefit. They will also benefit when they see you reading books and magazines, writing and talking about what is going on in the world.
Your child needs your support in many ways. You support them every time you offer your child encouragement and set reasonable expectations for his/her achievements. It is very important to provide homework support as needed. Get them to school in plenty of time to allow them to come into a learning environment feeling in control and secure. A level of comfort is necessary in every learning situation.
Ask your child about school activities and learning experiences. Get to know your child's textbooks and take time to look at returned class work and assessments. Continue to review and support areas that have not been mastered with extra practice or tutoring. Keep in touch with your child's teachers and the school. Attend Parent/Teacher Conferences and orientations. Find out the goals that are planned for your child, how the school plans to reach those goals, and how you can help.