Parents need to take an active role in helping their children become better students. This process begins when they know how well their children are doing at school. By positively assuming this role, parents are saying to their children, “I care about you doing your best in your school studies.” While the school plays the major role in guiding students to academic success, the home is unquestionably an important ally (Amos 3:3). With this cooperative relationship in mind, you can help your child become a better student by providing support in the following seven areas.
- Create a pleasurable home learning environment.
- Schedule a daily study time.
- Develop good study habits.
- Set academic goals.
- Express interest in homework assignments.
- Develop a positive self-image “in Christ.”
- Communicate regularly with your child about his school studies.
Excerpts from article by Dr. Charles Walker, who has served in education for 52 years.