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:

Parental involvement is a key contributor to student achievement outcomes." Students have higher grades and behavioral outcomes when parents work alongside school officials to address their children's educational needs. Students also benefit from parents who encourage their children to value education by completing homework assignments and attending school regularly.
A person’s overall internal beliefs about himself define his self-worth. Although people may use the terms self-worth and self-esteem to mean the same thing, they actually work in conjunction with each other to determine how people feel.
Improving your child's self-esteem can provide a number of lifelong benefits. Children with healthy levels of self-esteem are ready to face the world and better equipped to cope with challenges. A positive sense of self may also help your child resist negative peer pressure and help cultivate a more optimistic and realistic viewpoint. On the other hand, children without healthy levels of self-esteem may be more likely to fall victim to negative, defeatist thought patterns and be more susceptible to peer pressure. Whether you feel your child has low self-esteem or you just want to provide him with a extra…
Communication is essential for all healthy relationships, including the one between you and your child. It is also vital for your child's development and well-being. Your child needs good communication skills so that he's able to have positive social interaction and make his wants and needs known. Help your child learn how to communicate openly and appropriately by engaging him in enjoyable discussions and by making him feel heard.
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