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A parent’s role in their child’s education

A parent’s role in their child’s education

The family together acts only with love and respect and it dominates the understanding, affection, sacrifice and childcare. So, in this way builds family environment, in which we live, laugh, play and develop children.

The parents take a crucial stand, when it comes to their children’s development and education as whole, as the parents themselves are the ones to take care on the overall children physical and intellectual development, till the point they get independent and ready to face the challenges of the society they live in. Parents are aware of the work on the development of children, but at the same time they need pedagogical information on the right to education of their children.

The role of the parents in their overall children’s development, focusing the development of their personality in the family and wider. It has been said that the so called “children’s development climate”, more frequently has been seen from the perspective of three interacting factors or dimensions such as;

1.Parental happiness or pleasure to their children’s achievement;

2.Needs and the stress that imposes the parental role in the process;

3. The feeling regarding the parental competences towards their children overall development

The education for life in a given family commences with the first days of the child’s live. It is consisting mainly of acquiring experience which is usually affected by constant learning. In this regard the parents as well as the family as whole, play the role of the direct leaders as well as supporters of the implementation of the education of their children. As this is one of the core factors of influence, it can be seen as the fundamental one which with no doubt has a greater influence on the overall development and creation of the human personality. When parents involve themselves in the education process of their children, usually the outcome can be qualified as a positive and encouraging one. In this regard, they are usually connected and act under their own parental attitudes, which are transmitted through their demonstration of mutual confidentiality regarding the children’s capabilities and their overall learning capacity which leads them towards succeeding over the learning, education as a complex process. Therefore, parents should get involved in supporting their children in doing their homework, as in this way they offer their parental support as one of the key strategies leading towards a successful education of their children at school.

Parental encouragement and support for learning activities at home combined with parental involvement in schooling is critical to children’s education. A growing body of research shows that building effective partnerships between parents, families and schools to support children’s learning leads to improved learning outcomes. Parents are the first and continuing educators of their children. Research also shows that teacher quality, including standards and training in parental engagement, is important for facilitating effective parental engagement.

The importance of productive partnerships between students, parents, carers, families, schools and the broader community in maximising student engagement, Considered broadly, parental engagement consists of partnerships between families, schools and communities, raising parental awareness of the benefits of engaging in their children’s education, and providing them with the skills to do so.

Parents and community partnerships are re-defining the boundaries and functions of education. They enlarge parental and community capacity; they create conditions in which children learn more effectively. In these ways they take education beyond the school gates’. 

Research has shown that parental engagement has a positive impact on many indicators of student achievement, including:

  • Higher grades and test scores
  • Enrolment in higher level programs and advanced classes
  • Lower drop-out rates
  • Higher graduation rates
  • A greater likelihood of commencing tertiary education.

Beyond educational achievement, parental engagement is associated with various indicators of student development. These include:

  • Better social skills
  • Improved behaviour
  • Better adaptation to school
  • Increased social capital
  • A greater sense of personal competence and efficacy for learning
  • Greater engagement in school work
  • A stronger belief in the importance of education.

However, if parents are a positive influence in their children’s everyday lives, and most importantly in their everyday education, the future it will be more beautiful and more successful.

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