Many parents assume that teaching is a responsibility that belongs solely to schools, so teachers are perceived as the only ones with a say in the matter of education. But this is not the case: the people responsible for what children learn are first and foremost the parents or caretakers since they are the ones who model their behaviors as lessons for their children.
Today we give you some information about the role of parents and their responsibility in the continued education of children outside of the classroom, and the importance of reinforcement of lessons at home. Keep reading!
Parent’s responsibility in the education of children
The first educators of children are the adults at home. Children learn by observing their parents, these model their behavior by showing them how to act. Later, learning is done at school where teachers and classmates are other important influences.
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder learn much more quickly through interactive, visual, and auditory strategies. They also learn by observing and taking behavioral cues from the people they consider their role models. It is necessary to emphasize here, how vital the commitment of the parents to the education of their children is. Ensure good education via example.
Learning for children with autism is a combination of two teaching scenarios, parenting, and schooling. Although both environments are fundamental for their development, the responsibility falls primarily on the parents.
Children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) learn at their own pace and with different teaching techniques and strategies. While it is true that teachers must be adequately prepared to help them in the learning process, parents are required to assume the more prominent role.
What is the main responsibility of parents when it comes to continued schooling?
- Reinforcing lessons from school.
- Acting according to the lessons they give their children; being coherent with actions and words.
- Speaking to children about positive attitudes when it comes to school and homework.
- Doing homework with them, and guiding them through it, but not doing the work for them.
- Listening to their feedback on lessons.
- Asking pertinent questions: How was your day? What did you learn today? What was your favorite lesson? And so on.
- Requesting feedback from teachers from time to time.
- Further encouraging them to participate in activities that are appealing and instructive to them.
Parents collaborate with this process by asking for a follow-up to certain tasks, practicing lessons with their children at home, maintaining good communication lines with their teachers, educating themselves on different subjects to better know how to help. In this way, they can work in unity with the educators to whom total responsibility has been assigned. With the help of a sport, children can grow with a positive and proactive attitude towards school in general!
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