Zurich provides an array of multilingual schools, each of which can ensure an excellent education to its students. However, it must be noted that parents themselves play a crucial role in the education of their children and that education itself begins within the home environment. Even before they are admitted to formal schooling, parents are responsible for moulding their children’s characters, cultivating interest in learning and encouraging motivation in them. But how can a parent accomplish this and just how important a role do parents play?
What is the Significance of a Parent’s Role in Child’s Education?
Every parent has a very important role to play as in the behavioral growth of their child.
- Daily encouragement within the home to learn new things generates genuine curiosity and an interest in education within children.
- Soon, a child will develop an innate sense of the importance of education, as they directly draw this inference from the daily reinforcement of their parents. If Mum and Dad are still excited about learning, it’s obviously a wonderful thing!
- Such a positive feeling gives rise to positive behavior within the school environment itself, as they actively seek to learn. This positivity can have the added benefit of enabling children to become more focused in class, as well as develop socially at school, as they are relaxed and open to new experiences.
- Finally, this ability to engage enthusiastically in the classroom builds confidence and competence and continues to encourage the hunger to learn new things.
It’s vital to acknowledge just how important a parent’s attitude towards learning can be for their child!
But That’s Not All…
There are further implications of a parent’s attitude to learning in terms of the behavioral growth of the child. When a parent chooses to be actively involved in their child’s educational journey, it directly improves the educational achievements of that child. How does this happen?
- When children witness their parents working hard, and are encouraged to do so as well, this motivates them to improve their own skills which can result in better test scores and higher grades overall.
- Studies reveal that children in such environments are less likely to give up easily and drop out of school, or lack direction in their learning journey.
- The moral support of a parent, healthy conversations about current and future study goals, and words of motivation clearly help to increase interest in learning and also ensure that the child feels the care of their parent and their personal interest.
- Children with parents who engage on this level have been shown to be highly focused on their personal goals, whatever these may be, and also to have a greater chance of achieving entrance into higher education facilities.
It’s easy to see why it is vital for parents to not only involve themselves actively in their children’s education, but also to choose a school that allows them to participate and keeps them informed of their child’s development on a regular basis. In recognition of this, it has become commonplace for ISZN in Zurich to conduct events designed to bring families together and allow students and their parents to become an intimate part of the fabric of school life
. This helps parents to experience and appreciate their children’s work, which in turn motivates the children to perform to the best of their ability.
Jane D. Hull, a former governor and educator in Arizona, could not have put it better:
“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.”