By Michael Jake Arcilla
Recents studies have shown that when parents are more involved with their child’s education, most likely they will do better in school. Students who achieve better academic performance are linked to parental involvement such as being involved in child’s time for learning and talking about school related activities that matter the most to the child. These and many more are a few findings given by the National Education Association.
When parents are hands-on to their child’s education, it means they truly provide the needed support and make an environment for learning to their child even in the midst of paradigm shift from face-to-face learning to online classes. It is most expected that the home support must be strengthened. Finding a conducive space for learning, providing the tools needed for e-learning, taking the time to talk about the student learning experience, and limiting student’s screen time only when needed are some of the few things the parents can do to show their support to their child. It is also noteworthy to say that when the parents and the child agree to some ground rules at home, there will be a harmonious relationship that would be beneficial to achieve desired academic outcomes.
Whatever the level of support the parents can provide, they should find consistency to practice it because it will truly make a difference in their child’s life.