Helping Your Child to be Successful at School
Your school age children often spend more time with their teachers than they do with you. It is important that you, your children, and their teachers have a good working relationship. A good relationship will help your child do better in school as well as reduce stress in your life.
Parental Involvement in School
Studies have indicated that children whose parents and/or other significant adults share in their formal education tend to do better in school. Some benefits that have been identified that measure parental involvement in education include:
1. Higher grades and test scores
2. Long term academic achievement
3. Positive attitudes and behavior
4. More successful programs
5. More effective schools
Why must my child go to school regularly?
Having a good education will help to give your child the best possible start in life. Here are a few reasons why it is important to attend school regularly:
1. They will not be able to keep up with school work.
2. Employers will want to be sure that the people they are
regularly have less chance of getting a job.
3. Young people who are off school are at risk of becoming victims of crime or abuse.
4. Children may also be drawn into antisocial or criminal behavior.
PTA websites provide information and resources for parents on how to assist their children to be more successful in school.
National Education Association (NEA)
How Parents Can Support Gifted Children
Department of Education; especially for parents
Art Advocacy Resources
· Teach learners to be more tolerant and open.
· Allow learners to express themselves creatively.
· Promote individuality, bolster self-confidence, and improve overall academic performance.
· Help troubled youth, providing an alternative to delinquent behavior and truancy while providing an improved attitude towards school.
· Help all students develop more appreciation and understanding of the world around them.
· Help students develop a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting--skills needed to succeed in the
classroom and beyond.
· Strengthens student problem-solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.
· Help students develop a positive work ethic and pride in a job well done.
SMARTS: BRING BACK THE ARTS
National Art Education Association