How you interact with your child strongly shapes the way he or she sees the world. You will greatly influence your child’s tastes, opinions and personal values. Decades of psychological research have shown that children mimic their parents’ behaviour and attitudes. On a deeper level, parents play a vital role in shaping their child’s moral and intellectual development. One of the most important findings to surface is that parents have the amazing capacity to nurture a life-long love of learning in their children.
Unfortunately, in this day and age we are highly stressed and increasingly time poor. How can we take active interest in our child’s learning journey when we have full time work, a mortgage to deal with and expensive school fees to pay? On top of this, many parents feel ill-equipped to assist their kids with the complex topics that are covered at school. How can we expect parents to clarify the subtleties of Shakespeare and explain the function of catalysts in Chemistry when they aren’t experts in these fields?
Luckily, we have a solution for you. The magic formula is Schooling Online! Our online lessons take the hard work out of the equation, so you can focus on igniting your child’s passion for learning. The captivating videos have been developed by an experienced team of educators to address current learning requirements for students in early primary all the way up to the HSC and IB diploma courses. The comprehensive and easy to follow format ensures that our lessons cater to all learners, ranging from struggling students to high-achievers who want that extra leg up!
To make the most out of our videos, we have a few simple tips on how parents can unlock their child’s lifelong love for learning.
Firstly, we suggest sitting down with your child and watching the lessons together. If you’re stretched for time, don’t fret! Our lessons are short and easily digestible, so this won’t take hours and hours. For the best results, we suggest viewing our videos according to a daily routine. In fact, many parents have revealed that their children’s favourite part of the day was watching our Schooling Online videos.
Secondly, as you watch together, pause the videos to ask your child questions to check their engagement. We want the experience to be interactive and exciting, so this will motivate your child to actively reflect on the information in the videos. If you’re running out of questions, refer to the prompts in each video or our handy Guide for Parents and Educators which accompanies every series.
Finally, we encourage you to acknowledge and discuss your child’s responses. These discussions create valuable opportunities for children to process and consolidate their learning. Some kids will need extra time to grasp more complex material. This time is also essential for child-parent bonding, as it shows your child how much you value their education. Over time, this builds their positive associations with learning.
As the polymath Benjamin Franklin once said:
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
For the cost of less than your daily cup of coffee, give your child the gift of learning! Join Schooling Online today.