Each of us, when we were kids, turned to our parents and grandparents to help us with our homework. In some families, their children are tested every evening, while others do not pay much attention to this. Nevertheless, according to statistics, about 70% of parents do homework with their children (Wong et al., 2018).
Reason to Listen
The issue of taking part in the education of a child is fundamental since it is during childhood when people form a view of the world around them. If parents do not pay enough attention to the child’s learning process, or, conversely, attention is not paid at all, this may negatively affect their desire to learn in the future.
- My family has small children, including younger sisters and brothers. They have just started to study at school, so this topic is essential for me as I want these children to be educated.
- For this research, I have studied various sources that provide statistics and scientific data on the involvement of parents in the educational process of children. This list will be presented on a separate slide at the end of the presentation.
Thesis & Preview of Main Points
- Thesis: First, I will describe the benefits of parental involvement in children’s education. Second, I will argue that child education participation may not always have a positive effect. At the end of the presentation, I will conclude the advantages and disadvantages of parental involvement in children’s education.
- Restate thesis: Parental involvement in children’s education has several effective consequences; however, family participation does not always have a positive effect.
Statement of the first main point
- First, parents should understand that as soon as they are involved in their child’s education, they can develop positive relationships with a child, as well as with a teacher.
- Second, parents who participate in conferences and communicate with the academic staff achieve high scholastic results due to the offered support. In addition, communication with a child is a good opportunity to identify school climate and participate in its improvement.
- Transition: Family participation is important for early stages of the child’s educational process, nevertheless, sometimes it might bring more disadvantages than benefits.
Statement of the second main point
- Despite several positive aspects of parental involvement, children’s education may become a real challenge for some families. For example, parents cannot cope with panic associated with homework and expected problems and do not demonstrate a good example for their children. Instead of thinking about completing tasks, a child follows the parent’s style and avoids decision-making.
- In many cases, parents demonstrate their desire to participate in all child’s activities, neglecting the limits and distracting the class. In addition to education, parents have many other responsibilities, and if parental involvement is obligatory, some adults have to choose between their children and their work.
- Finally, Hornby and Blackwell (2018) discover that not all parents have enough time for their children because of the necessity to solve their financial problems, organize business meetings, or participate in community services. In this case, parental involvement is another chance to underline existing social diversity and inequality.
- The issue of taking part in the education of a child is fundamental since it is during childhood, people form a view of the world around them.
- If parents do no pay enough attention to the child’s learning process, this may negatively affect their desire to learn in the future.
- Parents should be involved in their children’s school life and provide all the support needed, nevertheless, this should be done carefully.
- While studying together, different generations might find the learning process fun and entertaining, so children would enjoy doing their classes.
Wong, R. S. M., Ho, F. K. W., Wong, W. H. S., Tung, K. T. S., Chow, C. B., Rao, N., & Ip, P. (2018). Parental involvement in primary school education: Its relationship with children’s academic performance and psychosocial competence through engaging children with school. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(5), 1544-1555.