Some parents think that their role in the educational process of their children is reduced to taking them to school and that therefore, when they get home, they can do whatever they want. But this is just one way to avoid your responsibilities.
The home and the school are the two basic pillars on which the education of our children of infant and adolescent age is based. Therefore, the relationship established between parents and teachers is what will make the difference in their personal development.

The role of parents in the education of their children

The new family
models Family models have undergone many changes in recent years. The access of both sexes to the labor market, the increase in single-parent families (due to the increasing number of separations, adoptions and single mothers) and our new lifestyle have completely changed the relationship that current parents have with their children.
We have gone from the absolute respect that our parents demanded, from that “yes to everything” under the duress of punishment to a much more communicative model, where parents try to understand their children and pay attention to their needs.

Lack of time
Our pace of life takes a lot of time from us to spend with our children. As a general rule, both parents work whenever they can, in contrast to the traditional family model where the mother stayed at home all day taking care of her children.
All this leads to situations in which children leave school and there is no one to pick them up, they come home and have to remain alone or in the company of their siblings throughout the afternoon, with no one to supervise what they do.

Values
As parents, we are going to be for a time the mirror in which our children look at themselves, our words and the way we behave will mark the future character of our children. Maintaining a loving coexistence at home can be the starting point to transmit a series of values ​​such as honesty, tolerance, equality, all of them very positive for their personal and social development.

Responsibility
It is very good for their education that our children learn to have responsibilities as soon as possible, usually assigning them some type of household chores, such as keeping their room always tidy, going shopping or helping with the table when the time comes. Dinner.

Consistency
If we want our children to perform better in school, we must always be on top of them, without ups and downs. You must encourage your children continuously throughout their educational process. Some parents watch their children only when they are young, when they grow up and reach adolescence they think they are old enough to be responsible and they stop doing it. And it is precisely at this difficult age that we have to be most attentive.

Communication
There are times when we don’t have time to get more involved in the school and the role we assume is reduced to picking up the notes at the end of the course. Although we cannot physically go to visit our children’s teachers, we can always call them or send them a message.

New technologies are applied in schools and currently it is very common for them to have their own forums and channels to guarantee direct and fluid communication between parents and teachers.
We should try to talk to our children every day and ask them how they have been in school, what things they have learned, if they have been sent homework or if they need help to do it.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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