The best way for you to stay involved in your child’s life is to join all of the clubs available at their school.
The best way for you to stay involved in your child’s life is to join all of the clubs available at their school. During the school year, your child is going to spend more of their time in class than they will in your living room. This means that their teacher is going to be a major influence in their life and with all that they do. Having said that, you need to stay up to date on all things that are happening in this class. A fantastic way of doing this is to join volunteer luncheons and roundtables. During these events you will be immersed in your child’s learning environment. Other parents, who are just as intrigued as you as well as teachers will all be in one location to have an open discussion about the school year.
You can ask those questions that may not be answered by your child and get any negative thoughts out of your head. But most importantly you will be able to build a rapport at your child’s school. Teachers are more willing to give students a break when they know that their parents are involved. This is because they realize that all students learn at their own pace and there is not one monolithic approach. So when they can get a face behind the person who are running things on the homefront, they can identify the problem easier. You are going to want to build a relationship with other parents as well during these volunteer luncheons and roundtables.
These parents have students who are the same age as yours and more often than not their students are dealing with similar problems. If you need a tutor but cannot find one, another parent might have a source. Or maybe you are looking for a new pediatrician or dentist, another parent can help guide you along the way. It takes a village to raise a child, and you joining in on these volunteer luncheons and roundtables is the first step toward you building that village. Your child will also feel more comfortable in school when they see that you are giving an effort as well
If you are not involved and do not care, then this attitude may rub off on them as they mirror your behavior. Get involved and show that you are going to be an active member of this community so that your child can follow suit. But most importantly, these events can be a lot of fun and can bring you together as a family. I remember growing up some of my most memorable childhood moments occurred when my school held events for students and parents. It was always a good time and a joy to be around my family and friends. You are instilling habits in your child every single day, make sure they are the right ones.