By Aaron Berhane September 2010 Summer break will end and the 2010-2011 school year will begin soon. Students will head towards school to gain knowled...
By Aaron Berhane
Summer break will end and the 2010-2011 school year will begin soon. Students will head towards school to gain knowledge. And parents will tighten their control to ensure their children’s academic success.
All parents want to see their kids succeed. We desire to see them shine in school and praised for their character. We evaluate their achievements at the end of the year. But we can only get satisfactory results if we follow up on their activities daily from the very beginning of the school year.
Getting to know our children’s teachers’ is crucial. They can tell us about our children’s progress or decline; and their strengths and weaknesses. They can recommend the kind of help we can offer our kids. Our continual communication with our kids’ teachers will help with their academic success.
We should give special attention to the issue of homework. We must set a consistent schedule each night for doing homework; provide a quiet place for our kids to work by getting rid of distractions such as turning off the television; and encourage conversation daily about what our kids have learned in school. Let’s praise and encourage whatever success our kids achieve whether big or small. Such actions will build up our kids’ self-esteem and lead them to become successful socially and academically.
We may probably have very little time to follow up on our children’s homework. However, we can rely on remedial programs, peer tutors, or Homework Clubs that are available in school. Let’s talk to our children’s teachers and principals about these resources.
Our kids’ future success depends on the base they establish during the school year. Let’s sharpen their morals and discipline; set up a comfortable environment for studying; recognize their challenges; and listen keenly to their concerns. Above all, let’s help them with their homework. Then we can be sure of cultivating a rich harvest in the future. We wish all our children a happy first day at school!