Researchers and education professionals continue to find that a family’s involvement in their child’s education is not just beneficial, but essential. Parental involvement is closely tied to student achievement, high motivation , self-esteem and more. But how exactly should you get involved, and how much? Are certain activities more beneficial than others? Here are several suggestions on how you can get involved with your child’s education this school year—and make the most of those efforts.
When children move into middle school and high school, it becomes more important than ever to manage their time effectively. With multiple subjects and teachers, it can become burdensome to keep track of everything and many children struggle at homework time with where to begin. While a solid time management system is critical, to keep homework time moving along, your child needs to master the art of prioritization. This helps you save time by identifying tasks that deserve immediate attention, those that are important but less pressing, and those that can be considered “long-term” to-dos.
It's holiday break, and if you are in need of a few ideas to help keep your child entertained and learning these next few weeks, Huntington Learning Center has several suggestions. "Your child deserves a reprieve from school work, but there are many things you can do as a family that will keep your student engaged," says Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center. Huntington offers the following winter break learning activities for inspiration.
Though hard to believe, the school year is nearly halfway over. As the holiday season quickly approaches, your elementary student will soon receive his or her second report card, which serves as an even more revealing indication of academic performance than the first.
One question that is often asked by parents we encounter is what to do when their child receives a bad report card?
Planning & organization are learning skills that students can implement in order to succeed & reach their potential, learn more about other skills here.
Subject tutoring and test preparation are just a few of the tutor services offered by Huntington Learning Center that prepare students for the school year.
As your child starts the new school year, it’s the best time to set the tone for positivity. As Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center says, a bit of “mental preparation” can help children and parents kick things off on a good note. “We tell families all the time that attitude has a major impact on how a child views school,” she says. “Parents who communicate with their children about school and its importance and embrace an optimistic demeanor about how to tackle challenges along the way have a tremendous influence on their children’s outlook as well.”
Ray Huntington offers suggestions for parents who want to help their child establish a successful after-school routine.
It's easy to tell that a child needs tutoring when he or she continues to receive one poor report card after the next, but there are a number of other less obvious signs that parents shouldn't ignore.