Ministry of Education, Guyana

Parenting Tips

pt-20130924-2Having a child go off to Nursery school is always marked by joy that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things; and marred by sadness that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things! The best way to ease the transition to school is by doing some “homework” of your own to make yourself and your little scholar ready for the first day of “BIG school”.

In this section, we will look at four (4) important areas where you can help yourself and your child be best prepared for nursery school and a lifetime of success. These areas are:

Grades are a point of contention for many parents and their kids. Most parents want their children to do the best they can and get high marks, while some kids might not care about grades. If you want to encourage your child to get the best grades she can, it might be tempting to pay her for them. Weighing the pros and cons of this method can help you decide if it's right for your family.
A high or low self-esteem will have an impact on the way your child sees himself throughout his life. You have the ability to build your child's confidence without even realizing it, but you can tear him down just as easily. Learn what you can do and what you shouldn't do in order to ensure your child grows up to be a confident, happy adult.
One of the most rewarding ways that you can spend time with your young child is by instilling a love for reading. This will also help your child enjoy schoolwork and have more success at school. Children learn at different rates and a love of reading can be learned at any age. Begin encouraging your child's interest in reading at a young age and it will remain for a lifetime.
The first step in helping struggling readers to read better is to get them to read more. Middle and high school readers often need an extra motivational push to get them to invest the time with books they need to improve their reading. With the right strategies, parents and teachers can motivate young people to read more and lead them to become strong, successful readers.
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