Teachers and schools are not the only persons and places that contributes to children’s education, parents and homes are part of the system too. For that reason, it is important that the familial environment is adapted and supportive. Kids have to be able to do their homework in the best conditions and to receive help from their parents, whatever their level of education. Parents don’t need to be teacher themselves to support their kids, a positive and responsible attitude is all it takes.
Be interested and responsible
Little details can make a big difference between a kid who doesn’t really care for school and one who is doing well. Children look up to their parents, so if you are taking an interest in what they are learning at school, they will realise it is important. Take the time to go over their homework, before or after they have done it depending on your availability. You will be able to see what they are doing but also find out what your kids like or don’t like, or where they weaknesses are.
It is the parents job to ensure that their kids are doing their homework, so establish rules and boundaries, like no television or computer before homework, and stick to them. Be attentive to their attitude so that you can pick up on signals and act before they get too much behind. Children education should be parents priority, so even if all you want to do is crash on the sofa after a long day of work, take the time to help your kids with their homework if they need you to.