Understanding The Role Of Parents In Learning

As your child’s first role model, the part you play as a parent is critical in their learning process, from early childhood all the way to young adulthood. Many parents may not realize this, but responsive parenting is one of the best ways to facilitate a child’s development and can even help the child overcome some of the effects of high-risk factors, such as premature births. In this article, we explain more about the parents’ role in learning.

Responsive Parenting

Every parent knows that the most important social and cognitive skills a child will need are developed during early childhood. This is best facilitated by a style of parenting known as responsive parenting. As implied by its name, responding with affection and warmth to the signals your child gives can go a long way in developing their affective emotions and learning journey. Support them by meeting their needs through cognitive responses, such as rich verbal input and acknowledgment of their interests. 

How Responsive Parenting Supports Your Child’s Learning Needs 

There are several ways you can aid your child’s learning progress through responsive parenting. For example:

  • Accept your child’s interests and respond accordingly to signal to them that you support their learning
  • Lend a listening ear to help your child develop healthy coping mechanisms for stress
  • Provide repeated positive experiences to build a trust that they can project onto new learning experiences in the future
  • Encourage your child to do their best and praise the work that they bring home or was commended for at school to help them build their self esteem
  • Help your child develop self-regulation skills and behaviors by being a good role model
  • Make reading, expressing gratitude, and other positive behaviors the norm

Your Child Can Assume Responsibility for their Own Learning Experience at JEI Learning Center

If your child requires academic help but you would like them to take responsibility for their own learning, consider enrolling your child in after-school educational programs that help them become independent learners. At JEI Learning Center, we offer self-guided individualized learning programs in different areas such as English, mathematics, reading and writing. Each program is catered to your child’s level and ability, and they are only approved for progress after passing an Assessment Test at each stage. To find out more about JEI Self-Learning Programs, how JEI works, or how JEI can help your child, contact us today!