Whether we homeschool, public school, online school, or private school, we all want our children to succeed in education- that means more than just checking the boxes.
It means exposing them to some of the best thinkers, artists, writers, and all that nature has to offer. It means academics, building a love for learning, and a love for each other. But sometimes they need more help than parents or teachers can offer, alone. When a learning difference comes into play, or a struggle with certain subjects, we may need to support our kids through occupational and physical therapies, find online resources that support their needs, or even a tutor that can help both our kids, and us better understand what they’re learning.
Ensure They Have All They Need
Part of a successful education, whether homeschooling or public/private schooling, is making sure our children have everything they need to succeed-or they are able to find what they need. They will need the obvious papers, pencils, are rulers. As they get older we have to think about the fancy calculator, science/lab equipment, and maybe ACT/SAT/ GED prep books.
Hire Special Tutors
Sometimes students struggle in a classroom setting because they need more support than a teacher is able to give them. Some of use need more help and 1:1 time, and there is nothing wrong with that! So hiring a special tutor for a child that needs more support than the teacher or working parents are able to give, is one of the best things we can do. It will allow them to get that extra help from someone who knows what they are doing and help them to concentrate on the areas where they struggle. These tutors can also be utilize to help parents along side their children, to better understand. This way we as parents can continue helping our children.
Talk to your child to explain what is happening, and allow them to have a voice in setting goals. We don’t want them to think they aren’t doing enough, thus punishing them with more work; we want them to know the decision comes from a place of love and encouragement.
Be There To Support Them
Finally, the best thing we can do to support our child’s education is to be there for them, offer lots of play time when they are young, and lots of of our undivided attention. Knowing they can go to their parents for help is important to children of all ages. When we can make time to foster our child’s education, it boosts their confidence, and helps them learn to have empathy and time for others.
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