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Single Parenting Tips: Help Your Child Succeed in School

Single Parenting Tips: Help Your Child Succeed in School

You’re a parent and needless to say, your child comes first. You want what’s best for them. For most, that means that the child’s education is a top priority. You want your child to do well in school. Every parent wants educational success for his or her child. We want them to receive a good education and to succeed in their studies. If you are a single parent, you may feel that the struggle to give your child an equal shot is very real. You only have to glance through some of the available statistics on single parent households in America to know that more children from single parent homes are going on to obtain college degrees than ever before. According to recent statistics, the child from a household in which both parents are present is only slightly more likely to obtain a higher education than the child from a single parent household.

If you want to be on the positive side of the “single parent home” statistics and help your child succeed in their education at the same time, take the time to consider what you can do to improve their chances. It’s easy to point towards the school, the teacher, the administration, the curriculum, etc. when your child is struggling, but in many situations, a child’s ability to succeed can be drastically improved by the parent.

3 Tips to Help Your Child Succeed in School:

  1. Share your ideas about the importance of obtaining an education.
  2. Talk to your child about what they are learning in class.
  3. Make sure your child knows that their education is important to you: read the papers that are sent home, sign and return requested items on time, respond to teacher contacts quickly, attend school functions and showcases, take your child to the library or the museum to complete that special project, etc.

Remember that your involvement alone will make a difference. You don’t have to know how to do your child’s homework in order for them to succeed or in order for your involvement to make a difference. Make it clear that you believe in the importance of education and you want to be involved in their schooling pursuits. Work closely with all of their teachers and be available to talk about your child’s needs at school. Keep an open mind and make it clear to everyone involved in your child’s school experience that you support your child’s educational efforts 100%. This support goes a long way towards ensuring that your child will reach their full potential in the modern classroom.

If you have questions about managing a single parent household post-divorce please get in touch with the Arizona family law attorneys at Arizona Family Law Attorneys. We have experience handling all types of situations related to divorce, child custody, and many other Arizona family law issues. We would love to assist you in maximizing your child’s chances for success.


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