Parents, Do Not push/overload/or punish your children in education. This site is dedicated to the guiding, supporting, and growth of our children in a positive environment.
Have you ever seen the parent on the side of the field screaming at their kid or the referee? That kid doesn't look very happy, do they? That child will probably grow to hate that very same activity because of the pressure placed on them. The same goes for education and we really don't want that. Help your child. Share your knowledge with them for the sake of education and for building a positive relationship with your child. I promise you won't regret it.
Sincerely, Karen Delaney
Fill The Need
Schools today have many demands from the local, state, and national level. The number one focus in education is reading and math, for good reason too. Most teachers face the same struggle of trying get all the subjects in before the end of the day. What usually happens is that science and social studies don't make the cut. Here is where your child needs you!
Science and social studies are ever present and we don't even realize it. Think about your daily routine... Wake up eat, dress, brush teeth (biology, anatomy, health - all science concepts). Getting in the car and driving kids to school (community, mapping, social structures - all social studies concepts). Going to work (economics). Come home an make dinner (chemistry, physical science, health). I challenge you to take any moment in your day that can't be a teachable experience.
Sharing knowledge can happen within a span of seconds. While the kids are eating breakfast ask them list all the food groups represented on their plate. When buying groceries have the kids read labels, compare prices, or count out the money. Your biggest obstacle is being aware of everyday teachable moments.
Make It Fun
Most important! Your children have had schooling all day long and are probably wore out. Your job is to teach without them knowing they are being schooled. Treat your knowledge as a time to share what you know.
Use Your Resources
You would not believe the amount of free resources out there.