The school

Importance of the school in the development of the child.

the school in the development of the child

The attitude of parents in the schooling of their children is essential to avoid school failure.

The family and the school are the two great educational pillars of childhood. That is why it is essential that, when choosing a school, you take into account that it is not only the place where knowledge is transmitted, but that it will facilitate the integral development of your child.

At school, your child:

  • It will expand the number of people with whom to interact and live on a daily basis, learning to function in a group.
  • You will develop your first skills and acquire new ones.
  • You will face unfamiliar situations and you will learn to solve the difficulties you encounter.
  • You will acquire the first social skills: sharing, negotiating …
  • Assimilate social and cultural norms.

When the child begins to go to school.

Currently, most children attend nursery schools from when they are very young, due in part to the incorporation of women into the labor market. However, on those occasions when such early schooling is not necessary, it may also be convenient, because it helps to stimulate the child’s general development and favors their subsequent adaptation to compulsory schooling.

Nursery school, in general, is the first contact of your child with a different environment than the one he is used to, the way in which the transition to the school world is carried out is fundamental. It is important that both you and their teachers give the child the impression of a certain family continuity.

The school.

When choosing the nursery school it is important that, in addition to consulting with friends and acquaintances to find out which one can meet your expectations, you personally visit various centers, get to know the classes and talk to the teachers to find out how they relate to the children.

It is important that in the environment that exists in the chosen nursery school, affection, patience, security, games, interest and monitoring of your child’s development are clearly and openly valued.

It is advisable that you visit the center with your son before he goes on the first day, so that he does not see it as something strange.

You need to present school to your child as something positive, telling him that it is a place where you play with other children and where you learn many things.

It is convenient that you do not threaten him with school, because he will experience it in a negative way.

It is important that you get to know the teacher, as he plays an important role in establishing a positive affective relationship, so that your child feels safe, accepted and loved.

You and the school.

The family environment where your child develops is a very important factor in determining their school integration. Children who are educated in a controlled way, but fostering their autonomy, have an easier time adapting well to school.

It is important that you familiarize your child with the school supplies: backpack, pencil case, pencils, paints, books … so that everything is comfortable and beautiful.

It is convenient that you awaken in your child the desire to learn, discover and know new things.

Provide him with toys, children’s magazines, stories …

Go on an excursion and explain what you are seeing along the way.

Visit museums and exhibitions.

Attend children’s theater performances.

It is important that you bear in mind that the activities carried out by your child must be aimed at facilitating their emotional and social maturity, without accelerating their performance or promoting their competitiveness.

Children at school.

Primary and secondary education.

Primary and secondary education

Primary and secondary education are stages of growth and maturation for your child, where the school plays a decisive role in their development. The school and you are going to constitute its two great points of reference. Hence, the importance of coherence between the two, that you pursue the same objectives.

It is essential that you are aware of your child’s learning process continuously.

Avoid leaving your child’s educational process exclusively in the hands of his teachers, since your role is transcendental. Each school has its own educational philosophy, which should not conflict with yours. Before choosing the school, you should know the teachers’ way of teaching, the curricular project, the forms of evaluation, their education in values ​​…

It is essential that there is great coherence between you and the school when making decisions in your child’s learning process. In this way you will avoid problems that affect its proper evolution.

It is important that you attend the activities organized by the school: meetings with other parents, interviews with teachers, parties …

Avoid badmouthing the school and teachers in front of your child. If there is any conflict, go to the school.

As your child grows, you should continue to show interest in his training and not just in his grades.

It is important that you take an interest in his schoolwork and that you help him if necessary, but do not do his homework. If one day he does not do them, he should be the one to confront his teacher, so that he learns to be responsible.

You should not wait for a failure or there are problems to go to school. There must be a permanent contact that allows you to know the evolution of your child.

Primary education.

You must bear in mind that your child’s school performance does not depend only on his teachers, so it is important that you inform them of everything that may influence his academic results: birth of a new brother, separations, illnesses, death of a family member …

A close relationship with your child’s teachers will make it possible for all of you to get to know him better.

You must bear in mind that teaching does not exclusively mean transmitting academic knowledge, but also promoting creativity, intelligence, interest in knowing, responsibility … That is why the work of teachers at school is just as important as your work at home .

It is important that you recognize the efforts made by your child, even if the result is not as good as you expected. Don’t scold him and encourage him to keep trying.

Avoid comparisons with their siblings, companions or previous stages.

It is convenient that you foster your child’s natural curiosity for everything that involves acquiring new knowledge, even if its usefulness in the long term is not seen, since it will facilitate better performance in the future.

Avoid excessive school expectations regarding your child and do not set unattainable goals, since, if he does not meet them, he will believe that he has failed in front of you, causing him insecurity and discouragement to face the situation.

You must bear in mind that communication with your child should not be based exclusively on his role as a student.

Conclusion.

The collaboration that you maintain with your child’s school throughout their entire schooling will be of vital importance for their adaptation and performance.

A close relationship with the school can favor the prevention of school failure, so it is essential that you establish continuous contacts with the aim of exchanging information that facilitates the proper development and adaptation of your child.

Don’t wait to be interested in your child’s school life when something goes wrong.

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Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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