This coming school year millions of students will step onto a school campus to start off a school year that they hope will give them great memories and most of all the needed skills to be productive in school and society.
“Unfortunately many students will not reach their full potential,” says Jamahl Keyes, top selling author, Student Leadership speaker, and teacher professional development trainer and parent Involvement lecturer. “Studies have shown that single parents or two parent households that are active in some type of capacity in their child’s academic life are 8 to 10 times more likely to have a child that is very successful in college and in the corporate world.”
Here are Jamahl Keyes, top selling author, Student Leadership speaker, teacher professional development trainer and parent Involvement lecturer, 5 Parent Involvement Strategies That Will Guarantee Your Child Success In School:
Read to or with your child regularly, and encourage them to read every day. If your child is in middle school or high school start a book club between the family, this will force your child to discuss what is going on in their life and give you as a parent a clear view of their perspective on life.
Approach homework like it is a job not a burden. This will give them a needed respect for productive habits. They should have the same dedicated time every night and/or afternoon for homework and or studying.
Volunteer at your child’s school at least two times a school year. This is a biggie, because it gives you a chance to see who they interact with and who they should interact with.
Get to know your child’s teacher, in the world of the internet and emails, there is no excuse for this not to happen. Communication is key!
Discuss frequentlyhow your child feels about school. This is something that is often looked over by parents because life gets in the way. Often times parents discuss their child’s feelings about school when it is to late.
Jamahl Keyes, top selling author of the student leadership development book “Can’t Quit It Until You get the 5 Student Leadership success secrets for students, teacher professional development trainer and parent Involvement lecturer, has helped thousands of parents, teachers and mentors get the most out of their students and children. His straightforward easy to implement strategies have been featured in seminars and lectures in 7 different countries.
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