Why Parents Should Be Concerned About Their Child's EFL Education
The school, society, and family are factors that impact the formation of a child's personality. In particular, a family factor plays a vital role in the individual's development process, directly affecting the appearance of the child's original qualities and personality. Therefore, education always requires close cooperation between the school and the family.
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This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Hao T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT.
As society grows, parents work day and night, and many people forget a vital role of the family: educating their children. Integrating into active and modern life, some people think that just having money to have everything, they have assigned the responsibility of educating their children to schools, servants, tutors. ... They don't know that behind that is the result of children who lack love, the family's guidance that no one could replace. Parents play a vital element. They are helpers, a guide, and a companion with their children through the journey of childhood.
Parents understand their children better than anyone else and get the most out of information about the child's physical condition, potentiality, and family situation. The role of parents is essential and irreplaceable. Parents take care and directly educate their children when they are young; help children distinguish right from wrong, good from bad; honesty, kindness with falsehood, violence, thereby forming personality, comprehensive development both knowledge and personality. Parents should not rely on schools and relatives but need to spend time close to their children, share and understand their children's thoughts and aspirations. Parents are the only adult in the educational process who will continue to intervene closely throughout their child's schooling career.
Parents' role for children when they start school is vital because this is a significant milestone for children's future intellectual development. Children at this age have psychological qualities that are not yet fully formed, so they do not have enough perseverance to overcome difficulties. If a child fails, she or he is easily discouraged. At this time, the role of parents is to help children regain interest in learning. The caring attention and timely encouragement of parents will help children overcome difficulties.
Parental encouragement and support for learning activities at home combined with parental involvement in schooling are critical to children's education. 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.
The next role of parents in education is to educate children on the right motivation. Parents motivate their children to learn through forms such as commendation and encouragement to force their children to make it their target for striving. When children fall into the critical threshold of their lives, such as choosing the career that suits them, it is time for them to need their parents' help and advice. At this time, parents play the role of a career educator for their children.
Besides school learning, parents' active role during their study life can help them grow up with better social skills and improved behavior. Many studies and surveys have noted the importance of parents' involvement in the child's education. Students with good support from home have achieved better grades at school and grew up with higher self-esteem.
In conclusion, parents play a crucial role in educating their children.
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