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:

To adults, childhood can seem like a carefree time. But kids still experience stress. Things like school and their social life can sometimes create pressures that can feel overwhelming for kids. As a parent, you can't protect your kids from stress — but you can help them develop healthy ways to cope with stress and solve everyday problems.
Healthy self-esteem is like a child's armor against the challenges of the world. Kids who know their strengths and weaknesses and feel good about themselves seem to have an easier time handling conflicts and resisting negative pressures. They tend to smile more readily and enjoy life. These kids are realistic and generally optimistic.
Kids are more successful in school when parents take an active interest in their homework. it shows kids that what they do is important. Here are some tips to guide the way:  Know the teachers and what they're looking for - Attend school events, such as parent-teacher conferences, to meet your child's teachers. Ask about their homework policies and how you should be involved.  Set up a homework friendly area - Make sure kids have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies :paper, pencils, glue, and scissors  within reach.  Schedule a regular study time - Some kids work best in the…
Higher grades and better behavior are just a few of the benefits of parent involvement. What if you could help your child enjoy school more, get better grades, and reduce behavior problems at the same time? Reams of research has shown that regardless of parents’ income and educational background, their involvement in education helps their kids do better in and out of school. Here are 5 reasons you should get involved in your child’s education though there are many more than just these: Higher grades - Kids whose parents are involved in their education get better grades and have higher…
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