Children acquire information through natural experiences and directed learning in school. When encouraged, children develop the belief that they can be successful, apply themselves, and enjoy the discovery process. Research routinely concludes that there is a positive correlation between family involvement and student success. Parental attitudes influence student motivation, self-concept, and school achievement. In other words, what parents do, say, and think helps to shape and inspire student academic motivation. By focusing on the following 6 principals, you can help your child become an engaged and enthusiastic learner.
- Value Learning. When parents explicitly express their belief about the value of learning, children model this attitude. Tell your children that school and learning are important because it increases their knowledge base, develops basic skills, fosters personal growth, and builds their future.