As parents, we all want our children to do well in school. More than that, we want our kids to love learning and gain the skills and knowledge they’ll need to thrive as adults. Few things are more important.
At EdNavigator, parents often ask us what they can do to help their children succeed. Should they enroll their kids in math tutoring programs outside of school? Check every homework assignment? Play Baby Einstein videos for their toddlers? Volunteer in the classroom? They know that they have an important role to play, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed and hard to know what matters and what doesn’t.
With that in mind, we looked at the research, talked with our Navigators, and generated a list of nine parenting strategies that seem to make the biggest difference for students:
- Setting high expectations
- Promoting a “growth mindset”
- Celebrating learning
- Seeking out challenges
- Making daily reading a habit
- Clearing space for learning
- Knowing your child’s friends
- Encouraging personal interests
- Keeping it fun
Download our free flyer in English or Spanish for more information about each of these strategies and how you can start practicing them with your family!