Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you haven’t been praying enough to the parenting gods. You work hard, you try your best to inspire and guide your kids towards a bright future that they can control, but at time it can feel like nothing is going right.
Do you want to make an impact with your kids education? Do you want to make learning easier and help them develop a more confident approach in school? Do you want to help develop good attention and listening skills? There’s an answer and it’s not easy, but it’s time to take the bull by the horns.
I noticed a publication in the Times Educational Supplement that might interest some of my readers. OK, it might be aimed at a slightly older audience given the age of my kids, but i’m thinking about this one from a preemptive perspective; one that helps deals with issues before they possibly arise.
It’s all about raising kids and preparing them to learn. You know, so they can do stuff themselves and reap the benefits. I’ve always believed that kids need full support from a balanced point of view in every situation, be it at school or home. Discipline and mutual respect are so important, along with hard work and reward. There’s a lot of responsibility in raising a family for sure!
When teaching my kids things at home, regardless of subject or content, I try and present the material in a fashion that is within their train of thought at that time. I show them how to reference information and produce a piece of work progressively from there. Fingers crossed, if I do it this way continually, they’ll have a go at it themselves and ask less questions of a similar type moving forwards.
“I Can do this!”
Passing down this kind of knowledge is valuable. I think it also helps build good relationships in families. The process should highlight parents as proper role models while setting a good example. You care, and so should they! Progress, whoop!
Anyway, the link to the article is just below. See what you think, and maybe leave a comment here. Do you agree with what they are saying? Do you know some schools have rolled out a grading system for parents and their homework? Too much finger pointing? Let us know!
Just remember to read the whole thing, and you at the back, tuck your shirt in you little cretin!