A Parent’s Role in Child’s Education

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Sending your child to an expensive school does not guarantee that they will get a proper education. A proper education is when the teacher and parents are working together and are established in their own roles, either at home or at school. The role of the school is not to replace the parent’s responsibility, but to educate children in terms of their skills and knowledge. Most parents, because both of them work, have less (or even no) time for their children and hire a nanny or maid to take care of their children in all aspects. Since the parents are unable to give the level of attention that their children need and demand, parents tend to send their kids to the most expensive school that they can afford and expect the school to replace their responsibility as parents as well as educate their children. Yes, we all agree that school is the best place to educate your children academically however schools do not offer everything that the parents expect or should do at home. 

A school will educate your child to develop areas such as, math skills, computer skills, knowledge of science, etc. However, a school cannot constantly educate your child about responsibility, attitude, behavior or etiquette, known as soft skills. The reason why a school cannot educate your child’s soft skills is because a school has a curriculum or program that should be followed in order to meet the international standard and to get accreditation from the government or international educational institution. A child’s soft skills, on the other hand, should be developed at home by their own family or parents. Schools both demand and expect soft skills from your child and will support the development of those soft skills however these should be fostered primarily at home. 

The idea behind this is simple. Children look up to their parents as role models and always demand your attention. If the parents do not show that they care about their children’s progress at school, such as homework, assignments, tests, etc., why do you expect your children to care about the homework, tests, etc. after all? The school, in this case the teacher, expects something that does not exist at home. Now, let’s look at this example in another way. If the parents show that they care about their children’s school progress, how important the school is and what the parents expect from their children, in most cases children will respond positively. In addition they will feel confident in their role, both as a student and a child. They will do all their homework, study for every test or exam because they know what their parents expects from them, and their responsibility to their parents. 

If this really happened to all the parents out there, the education system would work effectively. Without sending your children to an expensive school, you would get the most out of it, because the teacher could focus on developing your children’s skills and knowledge rather than dealing with laziness, detentions and other behavioral issues. In conclusion work alongside your school/teacher to give the best education for your child.