For preschool children, literacy enhancing activities in the home such as singing songs, playing games, reciting rhymes, and drawing pictures improve literacy and language outcomes. These are very supportive activities that provide a nurturing environment where a child grows and learns and also provide the essential needs that motivate active learning within the child. Therefore, parental involvement is vital in supporting a child’s literacy development (Anderson, 2007). Although the parent might not be physically in the classroom setting, they still show their support of their child’s education, including literacy development by being available and providing support with homework. The child may interpret the parent’s lack of involvement as an indication that school is not important and may lose motivation.Overall, research has figured out that parental involvement does make a difference to pupils’ engagement and their achievement and the evidence indicates that parental involvement benefits students, parents, teachers and schools.
A child’s success in school leads to success in life a confirmation that the mother is indeed a good mother. • Children are group based on their abilities to perform that will eventually prepare them for their roles in society. • Differentiation in the students learning has created categorization amongst them. Students are being
It requires effort and care. If people want to be good parents, they must take on responsibilities and they should understand importance of these responsibilities. As a result, parents have significant characteristics. For instance, parents should give love and care to their children like listening to their children and spending time together. Moreover, parents should have and teach discipline so they could be consistent and finally, if people want to be good parents, they should help their children to develop their own characters.
Due to her importance in the life of a child, the influence of a mother lasts for a lifetime. A mother teaches the child everything they know. It is her job to raise virtuous and sensible children so that they can contribute to a healthier and better community. (The parent is the child’s first teacher) Influence of a mother; psychological perspective: The love of a mother towards her child is beautiful because of many reasons. A mother starts loving her child before her child has even seen the lights of this world i.e.
It is easier to monitor their academic performance without interference from another party .Also single parents tend to be more hands on their children’s education and he or she can easily instil good values on children because there is no conflict of values. Single parents develop close relationships with their children (Nwachukwu, 1998). However, educationalists and counsellors are complaining about the poor academic performance of the students from the single parent families. According to (Uchenna, 2013) Both parents have a significant role to play in safeguarding that their children acquire appropriate and balanced social and academic development. Each of the parents has crucial and special responsibility for the educational development of their children but the mushrooming of single parent family has distorted the complementary roles (Krein, 1998).
This is because both of the parents have gone out for work and there is no one at home to take care the child. The children themselves have to understand their responsibilities such as help their parents to do some household chores to help their parents to lighten the burden. Besides, they should be discipline and study hard as there is no one will urge them to study and do their homework. Thus, the children become smart and active. A research from United State and Denmark have proved that children of working mothers have better academic performance (“ The pros and cons of being a working mother”, 2013).
Natacha Phebe Professor Angela Blewitt ENC 1102 20 February 2018 Poverty effects on parents who have children Parents who have children in poverty can be stressful. The U.S. Department of Education has studied that poor children are more likely to fall behind in grade school by the age of eighteen. Parents who are struggling not being able to provide the needs for their child are unlikely to be supportive. Parents who are depressed act more harsh towards their child than loving parents which will cause the child to be more depressed seeing how loved other children are towards their parents. “It is reported that women, children, and the elderly are overrepresented among those with housing problems”.
However, there are prevalent gaps in knowledge about fatherhood and analysis of paternal involvement in their children’s life. Moreover, due to cultural trans formation of fatherhood, there has been a move away from the good father “as the moral guardian, disciplinarian and educator to a single role of financial provider to a contemporary ideal of nurturing involvements and expectations of equal- co-parenting”(Morrel,2012:17). This is because having a more involved father can have positive influence on the child by enabling them good father in future and be able to construct their self-esteem in relation to the positive guidance they receive from their
A study by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (Carvel 2003) also associated lower educational development in children of working mothers. It is found that children score poorly in reading and calculation test when their mothers return to work before they