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54% of parents report wishing they had more information to help them be a better parent.
Being a parent can be terrifying. How do you know what to do and what not to do? How do you help your child to grow and learn? These are concerns that millions of parents share.
And when it comes to learning and helping your child to excel in school, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. But it’s going to be ok!
In this post, we’ll go over 3 parenting tips that will help you to support your children’s education and help them excel.
Keep reading to learn more.
1. Be Supportive But Not Overbearing
The number one thing you can do for your child is to be supportive, but not overbearing. You need to encourage them and help them where you can, but you can’t clear a path through the world for them.
Coddling your child by doing everything for them, letting them get away with anything, or letting them always do whatever they want will negatively impact them in the long run.
It can be hard to say no to your child but they need to learn boundaries and that sometimes actions have consequences. If you take every obstacle out of their way for them, they will never learn how to deal with difficult situations on their own.
You also shouldn’t be too hard on them. They are going to make mistakes, do your best to make sure that they know that as long as they tried their best that’s what really matters.
Parenting is all about balance here.
2. Maintain Healthy Habits and Routines
Helping your child to develop healthy habits and routines will help them in doing well in school, but also for their entire lives. This includes getting good sleep, exercise, and nutrition.
You’ve likely heard of the benefits of getting exercise and proper nutrition, but they’re worth repeating. Both exercise and good nutrition help your child’s body to function at its best. Making sure they have a nutritious breakfast before they leave for school in the morning will start them off on the right foot for the day.
Getting outdoors and exploring is a great way to get exercise. But it can also help to encourage a healthy sense of curiosity and wonder about the world. If they’re curious about the world they’re more likely to pay attention to what they’re being taught about it.
Building good routines is helpful for a feeling of stability and for productivity. Having set tasks as set times helps to structure your child’s day. But, it’s harder for some children to focus than for others. If you notice your child is having difficulty focusing or getting their assigned tasks done, consider working with an executive function coach.
3. Get Involved
Getting involved with your child’s school and education shows them that you care and that they should too.
Be sure to communicate with your child’s teachers. Ask them for education tips. Always show up to parent-teacher conferences and be willing to listen to what the teacher has to say. Even if they say something you don’t want to hear, you need to listen to them so that you can address it with your child.
Also, talk to your child about what’s going on in school. Ask them what they’re learning about and what parts interest them the most. If there’s something in particular they like be sure to encourage them to look further into it.
Learning is meant to be fun, and it can be when you’re learning about things you’re really interested in. Be sure your child knows that.
Help Your Child Excel In School
Being a parent is hard, no doubt. Everyone wants their child to excel in school and in life, but it can be difficult to know how to help them get there.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and caring about helping your child is a great first step.
Do you have any other parenting tips or learning tips for children? Let us know in the comments.