5 Benefits of Parent Involvement in Schools


One of the most crucial parts of a child’s development happens during the early childhood education phase.

At this stage, children learn the foundational elements of being an upstanding member of society. Hence, it is essential for parents to be involved in their children’s school.


Parent involvement helps students improve learning

Doing well in academics is one of the top reasons parents get involved with their child’s education. However, some parents wait too long to get involved as they assume that over time, their children will be able to do better on their own when it comes to their academic learning.

Children develop different coping mechanisms to deal with challenges and difficulties; some may need more help than others. Some children may need more guidance in complex things like time management, organisation guidance, and study skills.

Here are some of the academic benefits of parent involvement in schools, according to the National Institute of Education Singapore:

  • Reduces dropout rates for kids, especially those struggling socially and falling behind in the lessons.
  • Improved behaviour and attitude toward learning: Parents can help create an environment where learning occurs every day at home and school by providing opportunities for children to practice skills through play or conversation about what they learned that day in class – or even just reading together before bedtime
  • helps significantly boost a child’s self-confidence, which has an immediate and lasting effect on their academic performance and social development.

It significantly helps students with differentiated needs

Spotting a child with differentiated needs may be more difficult than you think, and knowing the signs is important.

Children with differentiated needs may have difficulty communicating, socialising, or interacting with other children.

While these problems can be obvious, they can also be more subtle. Some children may have trouble keeping up with their peers in school because of their condition; others may seem like just normal children but struggle in class due to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or dyslexia.

There are many ways that parents can help their children with differentiated needs. They can provide emotional support and encouragement, advocate for the student at school, help with homework and other academic tasks, and even assist with physical or occupational therapy sessions.

Parents can also help students who have disabilities by assisting them in learning how to navigate the school premises and the world around them safely and efficiently.

This may include taking time out of your day-to-day schedule so that you can go on field trips with your child’s class, especially for children who are easily overwhelmed by new surroundings and unfamiliar people.


Parental involvement helps a child develop social skills

Social skills are learned best by having a role model.

This means you, as your child’s primary caregiver, are tasked with showing them how to interact with others with respect and kindness. This includes everything from how to make friends and participate in social activities to simply spending time together as a family doing fun activities.

Parent involvement is also an aid in helping your child understand their own emotions, feelings, and needs. By talking with your child about what they feel, what they think, and how they’re feeling in different situations (such as school), you can help them develop self-awareness, which is an incredible life skill that they’ll be able to use throughout their entire lives.

Parents’ involvement can help prevent bullying

Parents are the most crucial figures in helping end it in its tracks.

As we’ve already mentioned earlier, kids primarily learn how to interact with others based on what they observed from their parents and other adults.

Modeling good behaviour, such as interacting with others in a respectful manner, therefore, can help prevent kids from becoming a bully to their classmates. You can also prepare your kids for school by teaching them how to share and how to socialise.

Conversely, parents whose children are being bullied are more likely to discover and act upon the problem before things get out of control. After all, bullying can be tricky; it’s not always clear when someone is being bullied.

For this reason, parent involvement in school activities is significant because it helps kids trust you enough to tell you when they’re being bullied. By being present in school activities, you will be able to observe your kids’ actions and how their classmates treat them.

Parent involvement in schools strengthens the parent-child relationship

The Parent-Child Relationship is one of the core ingredients of effective parenting.

It is a dynamic, bidirectional relationship that requires you and your child to be actively engaged to flourish. The closer this bond is, the better parents and children are when it comes to mental, physical, and emotional health. This is why it’s important for parents to know how their child feels about them and vice versa. If your child doesn’t feel that you are there for them in times of need, they may start to look elsewhere for support or validation.

It can be hard work sometimes, especially if there are huge problems going on in your child’s life, such as the loss of a loved one or if marital issues are happening in the family. However, it pays off when your little one feels understood by you and knows that no matter what happens, they are always loved regardless of the situation.

Best of all, being involved in things your child finds interesting is one of the best ways to strengthen your relationship with them. If they see that you’re interested in what they like, too, it can help foster a more profound sense of trust and respect between you.

Parents can be a valuable resource for schools and classrooms

As a parent, our jobs don’t end once we drop the kids off at school.

Getting involved in our kids’ schools can help teachers give them a more personalised education tailored to the unique way they learn.

We can contribute by helping teachers understand our children’s strengths and weaknesses. This way, our kids get the most out of school resources. We can also offer advice on how to handle specific situations or challenges that may come up during the school year.

These benefits come bundled with the opportunity to develop a deeper bond with our kids. What’s more, it can be a lot of fun! It doesn’t have to be a chore; if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, you’ll find that keeping in touch with your kids’ teachers is something that will bring both of you closer together.

We at Little Oxford Schoolhouse understand the benefits of parent involvement in schools. We encourage it by providing an open line of communication between you, your child’s teachers, and the school.

We want parents to feel comfortable asking questions, sharing ideas or concerns, and getting involved in their child’s education.

When parents take an active role in their children’s education, they are more likely to succeed in life.

So, book an appointment now for a tour and get ready to make a difference in your child’s life.

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