Helping Your Child Understand the Benefits of Education
To get the most out of a quality education, it is important that your child attends school every day. Poor attendance records can start as early as first grade. As parents, it is crucial to set high expectations for your child’s academics, while emphasizing the role of regular attendance in helping them fulfill your expectations. Talking positively about the learning experience helps your child understand the benefits of a good education.
At Calvary Lutheran School, we make sure your child’s education is filled with worthwhile activities centered around the love of Christ. Schedule a tour with us to learn more about what we can do for your little one. In the meantime, here are a few ways to expose your child to the numerous benefits of an education:
Make sure your child attends school regularly
Children that regularly attend their classes receive better grades. If your child is missing class, they are subjecting themselves to more work by having to play catch up and learn the materials on their own. They run the risk of missing key quizzes and tests that have a large impact on their final grade.
If your child consistently misses class at a young age, they are also setting themselves up to miss more classes in high school. Students who attend school regularly are more likely to complete their schooling long-term.
Involve yourself in your child’s education
Attending parent teacher conferences and involving yourself in your child’s schoolwork will help highlight the importance of the material they’re learning. If you choose not to involve yourself in their schoolwork, you could be inadvertently showing your child that their work isn’t important to you, so it shouldn’t be important to them.
Developing a relationship with their teachers can allow you to suggest different ways to approach your child with learning material, and teachers can discuss different ways you can support your child in their home life.
Make homework a daily routine
After a long day of learning, it can be tough to motivate your child to spend extra time on homework. By validating the importance of homework, you can ingrain in your child’s brain that doing their homework, despite their opposition, can build character and lay the foundation for further routine-building in the future.
It is important to sit down and answer any questions they have about their homework. If you and your child are both taking time out of the day to work on homework, then it will be seen as important to the child. Completing and organizing the assigned homework can ensure a stress-free learning environment for your child.
Show excitement about education
The positive comments you make and questions you ask about your child’s education will help them build a positive attitude toward learning, while simultaneously helping them develop confidence in their ability to learn. Children learn by example, so it is important to consistently show your children how education excites you, and the role that education has played in your professional life.
Display a strong work ethic and continue seeking out learning opportunities for yourself. Do adult “homework” activities, such as: paying your bills, reading a book, or learning a new skill. Your child will model its own work ethic after yours and become enthusiastic towards learning and its real-life applications.
Consider working with your school to find a teacher that presents the material in an exciting and engaging way. The manner in which your child is exposed to learning in the classroom majorly influences their own enthusiasm towards the subject matter.
Calvary Lutheran School values the importance of an education in today’s youth. We focus on nurturing children academically, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially. Would you like to learn more about Calvary Lutheran School and what it has to offer your child? Give us a call at 816-595-4020 or schedule a personal tour.