When your child become older enough to complete his homework all by himself, don’t think that your involvement in the school activities is now not necessary because no matter how old children get they always need their parents to support them as researches have shown that kids whose parents remain involve in their studies even in upper grades, like they used to in elementary school, perform better than the kids whose parents does not show involvement in later upper grades. However, being involved in older kids’ activities is a bit tricky otherwise you will end up being a controlling parent for your kids so make the most of these simple tips to manage the older kids successfully.
- Keep Checking Their Homework Carefully
Helping your child even before he asked you to do it can bridge a very positive healthy relation between you and your kid so always help the children in completing their school activities because your involvement will make all the homework seem easy and fun rather than just a boring routine. It will also let you know about the weak areas of your kid and you can further discuss them with the concerned teachers to initiate improvements.
- Be a Best Friend of Your Child
Communicate with your child and ask him what he likes about school and what he does not so that you would immediately be able to know if something is bothering your kid because cases of bullying and harassments are becoming very common and causes serious damage to kids’ academic performance as well as mental well-being. Therefore remain connected to your child, even when he or she is older, is very important.
- Take Reports from Teachers Regularly
Teachers usually seem to be more careful about those children whose parents remain active and very much involved in their child’s life and all curriculum activities so don’t just rely on parents-teachers meeting but keep a regular check on your child’s performance by taking reports from teachers regularly. Communicate with teachers through emails and subscribe to the newsletter of school thus if the child complains about something immediately report it to the concerned authorities so that the management of school try to be more attentive towards their responsibilities and your child keeps thinking that if something bad happens you will be there to support.
- Be Patient
Do not expect your kid to learn all the things perfectly in one seating and never compare the abilities of your child with other children because even the siblings are not similar in terms of capabilities. If your child is a slow learner give him time and encourage his every little effort to motivate him to practice more and do a little bit more hard work. Don’t set the unrealistic goals for kids otherwise your involvement will have adverse effects on their performance.