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TLC in Manila Bulletin

TLC_MB.jpgNational daily Manila Bulletin featured The Lewis College on the front of their Schools, Colleges and Universities Bulletin section (E1), To see the online version of this article, click here (this opens a new window/tab).

The Role of Parental Involvement in Education Success

๐Ÿ“š Education is a vital aspect of a child's development and future success. While schools and teachers play a crucial role, parental involvement in education is equally important. Research consistently shows that when parents actively engage in their child's education, it positively impacts their academic achievements and overall well-being. Let's explore the key reasons why parental involvement is essential and how it can contribute to educational success. ๐Ÿ†

The Benefits of Parental Involvement

๐Ÿ” Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive impact of parental involvement on a child's educational journey. Here are some key benefits:

1. Academic Achievement

๐ŸŽ“ When parents actively participate in their child's education, it enhances their academic performance. Regular communication with teachers, helping with homework, and providing a supportive learning environment can significantly boost a child's motivation, confidence, and overall academic achievement. ๐Ÿ’ช

2. Improved Attendance and Behavior

๐Ÿ˜Š Parental involvement is also linked to improved school attendance and better behavior among students. When parents show interest in their child's education, it reinforces the importance of attending school regularly and behaving responsibly. This involvement helps create a positive school environment and fosters a sense of responsibility in students. โœ…

3. Enhanced Self-Esteem

๐ŸŒŸ Parental support and involvement contribute to a child's self-esteem and overall well-being. When parents take an active interest in their child's education, it sends a powerful message that their education matters. This support instills a sense of pride, self-worth, and confidence in children, enabling them to navigate challenges and setbacks more effectively. ๐ŸŒˆ

Ways Parents Can Get Involved

๐Ÿค Parental involvement comes in various forms and can be adapted to suit individual circumstances. Here are some effective ways parents can get involved:

1. Communication with Teachers

๐Ÿ“ž Regular communication with teachers is vital for understanding your child's progress and identifying any areas of concern. Stay in touch through parent-teacher conferences, emails, or phone calls. This communication helps foster a collaborative relationship between parents and teachers, ensuring that both are working together to support the child's education. ๐Ÿ“

2. Homework Support

๐Ÿ“– Set aside dedicated time to help your child with their homework. Create a quiet and comfortable space where they can study, and be available to answer questions or provide guidance when needed. Your involvement shows that you value their education and encourages them to develop good study habits. ๐Ÿ“š

3. Engage in School Activities

๐ŸŽญ Attend school events, parent-teacher association meetings, and extracurricular activities. This involvement demonstrates your commitment to your child's education and allows you to connect with other parents and the school community. It also provides opportunities to stay updated on school policies, curriculum changes, and upcoming events. ๐Ÿซ

4. Encourage Reading and Learning at Home

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ  Cultivate a love for reading and learning by providing access to books, educational resources, and stimulating activities at home. Make reading a regular family activity and engage in discussions about the books your child is reading. This practice fosters a lifelong love of learning and strengthens their educational foundation. ๐ŸŒŸ

The Role of Schools and Communities

๐Ÿซ Effective parental involvement is a collaborative effort involving schools and communities as well. Schools can encourage and facilitate parental engagement by providing clear communication channels, hosting informative workshops, and involving parents in decision-making processes. Communities can also play a role by offering resources, mentorship programs, and extracurricular opportunities that support parents in their involvement with their child's education. ๐Ÿค


๐Ÿ”‘ Parental involvement is a crucial factor in a child's educational success. When parents actively participate in their child's education, it leads to improved academic achievement, enhanced self-esteem, and positive behavioral outcomes. By fostering open lines of communication, providing support at home, and engaging in school activities, parents can create a nurturing environment that maximizes their child's potential. Let us remember that education is a partnership, and together, parents, teachers, and communities can empower children to thrive academically and beyond. ๐ŸŒŸ