A parent is their child’s first teacher and should remain their best teacher throughout life. Functioning as a coach, the parent exposes a child to age-appropriate challenges to encourage development as well as to experiences that allow the child to explore on their own and learn from interacting with their environment. Child Development specialists have learned that from birth children are goal-directed to experiment and learn from each experience. Child Development experts have taken the concept of scaffolding from the building trades. Just as scaffolding is put up to support the structure of the building as it is being built and gradually taken down as the building is able to stand on its own, a parent will need to provide the necessary support for a child to allow them to safely and productively explore and learn from their environment.
As the child matures and develops mastery the scaffolding is removed or changed to allow the child to become more independent. If the child is not quite ready, the support is reinstated and then gradually withdrawn once again. As children develop from infants to teens to mature they go through a series of developmental stages that are important to all aspects of their personhood including physical, intellectual, emotional, and social. The proper role of the parent is to provide encouragement, support, and access to activities that enable the child to master key developmental tasks.
Parents and caregivers make sure children are healthy and safe, equip them with the skills and resources to succeed as adults, and transmit basic cultural values to them. Parents and caregivers offer their children love, acceptance, appreciation, encouragement, and guidance. They provide the most intimate context for the nurturing and protection of children as they develop their personalities and identities and also as they mature physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially.
The role of grandparents in the rearing of healthy and happy children should not be overlooked. A recent study concluded that spending time with a grandparent is linked with better social skills and fewer behavior problems among teenagers, especially those living in single-parent or stepfamily households. This study found that children and teenagers whose parents have separated or divorced see their grandparents as confidants and sources of comfort. In fact, supportive relationships with other family members outside the immediate family may lead to better adjustment for all children and teenagers.
Here some when parents involve in child education life:
Families are the keystone that holds the educational framework together. In a research report, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) concluded: “When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.” The synergy of these forces is infinitely more beneficial to students when parents do their part. Consider the following benefits to students who have involved parents, according to SEDL:
- Higher grades and test scores, enrollment in more advanced programs.
- Grade promotions, earn more credits.
- Better school attendance and homework completion rates.
- Improved social skills and behavior allow students to acclimate better to school environments.
- Higher self-esteem.
- High school graduation and advancement to post-secondary education.
Even parents themselves benefit when they are involved in their children’s education. By involving themselves at the school and community levels, parents:
- Interact with their children more and are thus more sensitive to their emotional and intellectual needs.
- Have more confidence in their parenting abilities.
- Have a better understanding of the teacher’s role and the curriculum.
- Use more positive reinforcement the more they know about developmental stages.
- They are more likely to respond to teachers’ requests for help at home when they stay apprised of what their children are learning.
- Have higher opinions of and feel more committed to their children’s schools.
- Become more active in policy-making at school and in the community.
Sometimes, Considering the heavy workload at the workplace and stress, parents find it difficult to take out time for their children. They spend very little time listening to and communicating with children because of their long working hours. As a result, children avoid sharing their school life or other regular events with their parents and feel neglected. These factors form communication barriers between them, and their child gets more freedom to whatever they wont to do, and they become fearless of parents or guardians they can not choose their right way of success, so parents are one of the entities, who can control and give batter information regarding better career, sometimes a child does like their parent’s suggestions, they start to grumble but they do no think that it is life-changing steps are taken by the second face of GOD.
so, please respect parents and their suggestions and discussions.