Current research1 has found that dads who engage with their children’s schooling can make a huge difference in the child’s education and academic advancement.
Attending parent/teacher evenings, helping the Parents’ Association, volunteering for school sports, attending class BBQ’s – the list goes on. These are just some of the ways dads can connect with their children’s learning and be an important part of their school life.
When available, dads can help in the classroom, go on excursions or be a class mystery guest during the year.
There are a few tricks when helping with homework.
You don’t want to do the homework for your child (as they won’t learn much that way – and you’re going to get upset if you’re given a D grad on your work).
So, how can we best help our children with their schoolwork?
Remember that learning should not be restricted to school-work. There is a whole curriculum of life-skills that a father can teach a child.
For example, a father can:
Never underestimate the impact a good father can have, not just by providing for and protecting their kids, but also though teaching.
This article was written by Dr Tim Hawkes – ambassador of The Fathering Project
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