As the holidays start to come to an end and the new school term begins, one of our go-to tips is to encourage dads to partner with their child’s school.
When dads and father figures make partnerships with their child’s school, it shows your interest in their education, and also helps you feel more connected and involved with your child, and their school life.
By developing a good relationship with the school and your child’s teachers, you send powerful positive messages to your child about the importance of school and learning.
Did you know?
- A fathers’ involvement in their child’s education has a strong influence on children getting high grades as well as on the child’s attitude to learning.
- Children with fathers who have very high parental consistency from the age of 4 to 12, perform better in reading and writing.
- Children do better in school when their fathers are involved in their school, regardless of whether their fathers live with them or live apart.
- Introduce yourself to the teacher at the beginning of this year.
- Attend the class parent meeting at the beginning of the year to find out about the teacher’s goals, expectations, rules and limits. (If there is no arranged meeting, organise a time to meet with the teacher.)
- Work together with the teachers and the school to support for your child academically, emotionally and socially.
- If you are called in about a problem, be open to the situation and be aware of your emotional responses.
- Remember both you and the school want the best for your child, so you need to work together to find the best strategies and actions.
Some kids love school, others not so much. What we do know, is when dads and father figures are more involved and have positive attitudes towards their child’s education and their school-life, it positively impacts their child too.