People say that learning continuously happens at school. But, learning, on the other hand, always starts at home (Randall, 2018). With the challenges arising in our country’s academic level, the Department of Education is on point in assuring that it will be taken into their top priority and will provide appropriate solution in order to help the Filipino learners in coping up with the learning losses.

               However, any intervention for the learner’s learning process will not be successful if one support system is not actively partaking and responsibly doing their part. It is of with great significance that parents provide the solid foundation of their child towards their mindset on education which obviously starts at home.

               Studies have shown that parent’s support on their children’s learning process immensely affects its academic performance in school. Parent-child positive interactions leading to a responsive and stimulating connection are proven to be a significant influence on a child’s academic achievements. (Christian, Morrison, & Bryant, 1998).

               Being the hope of one’s nation, the youth have greater responsibilities as they deal with the new generation of the world. In order for them to be the weapon and game-changer of their country, parents have the greatest power in changing the world for they are the molders of their child’s mind.

               Numerous benefits of parental engagement leads towards to a child’s academic performance. According to research, when parents are actively involved in their child’s school activities, they are proven to have better behavior and attendance, get even good grades and shows healthier social skills with others. They are also more likely to adapt better to school (The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2022). Moreover, it can also help in building and improving self-confidence and motivation which are also needed in gradually establishing the child’s future. In the long run, these benefits yield positive outcomes such as children are more likely to earn higher grades and finish their studies up to the tertiary level.

               Aside from the child’s friends, teachers and media connection, parents have the strongest and the most direct influence on their child’s mind (Positive Action, 2023). Therefore, parents have the power to positively encourage and empower a child in achieving academic success.

               As we step onto the new era, parents may experience difficulties in dealing with a lot of things especially in positively influencing their child towards education. However, one must remember that a solid foundation on education also leads to a solid positive results in the future.  

References:

Randall, A. (2018, August 31). Learning Starts at Home and the Public Library is the Next Stop. Mediumhttps://medium.com/everylibrary/learning-starts-at-home-and-the-public-library-is-the-next-stop-3f4b4e189382

Topor, D. R., Keane, S. P., Shelton, T. L., & Calkins, S. D. (2010). Parent involvement and student Academic Performance: A Multiple Mediational analysis. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community38(3), 183–197. https://doi.org/10.1080/10852352.2010.486297

Christian K, Morrison FJ, Bryant FB. Predicting kindergarten academic skills: Interactions among child care, maternal education, and family literacy environments. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 1998;13:501–521.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2022, December 16). Parental involvement in your child’s educationhttps://www.aecf.org/blog/parental-involvement-is-key-to-student-success-research-shows

Parental involvement in Education & Schools: Benefits and Strategies. (n.d.). https://www.positiveaction.net/blog/parental-involvement-education-schools

Dianne M. Montevirgen | Teacher I | Bagong Silang Elem, School | Balanga City, Bataan
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