Parents’ involvement in education system secures the academic success of the children. By the involvement of parents in education system gives numbers of benefits like increase graduation rates, high scores, improved self-esteem, lower rate of suspension from school, increase rate of attendance in school, more motivation in students, more admissions for higher education, decreased the violent behavior, decreased the use of alcohol and drugs. Some parents try to involve themselves in their children education from very primary level. They guide their children at every step of life according to the demand of developing technologies. They help their children for selection of major subject and field of life according to the interest of their children and by personal experiences. They visit the school and attending parent’s meetings regularly to check the performance of their children.

By regularly visiting school and by interaction with teachers, parents are able to know about the weak points of their children that cause of hindrance in the way of success. As a result, parents try to remove all the hindrances in the way of their children and give them solutions. Such children have cleared career and aim in front of themselves and spend their all energies in right way that secures their bright futures. Parents said that they support their children at any cost to achieve their aims because parents themselves cannot achieve their goals due to non-availability of the resources and have regret through their whole life. Therefore, parents push their children so that they will not feel any regret in their life.

SHALL BE PARENTS INVOLVED IN EDUCATION SYSTEM
Faiqa Afzal
Faiqa Afzal

Shall Be Parents Involved In Education System

Keywords:  Parenting, Parents’ involvement, Education system, Expectations and Aspirations, Children, Extra Circular Activities, Children Growth, Children Education, Parents Responsibility, Family Background

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Introduction:

Being parents is blessing for people. Parents provide clothing, food, shelter health and safety to their children. Parents not only raise their children but also responsible for making their lives better. For this purpose, parents with the help of education system try to educate their children so that they may become productive citizens of any society. Education system of any country is unable to educate children without the involvement of parents. Parent’s expectations and aspirations are those main factors that affect the education and future occupation of the children. All parents show concern about education of their children but only to get better job and to secure their futures. Parents wants to involve themselves in education system but the way of involvement of parent is different therefore it gives different outcomes. Some parents are not well educated so they feel hesitation for involvement themselves in their children’s education. Most of the parents left their education to earn for their families that’s why they cannot continue their studies. While middle class parents try to involve themselves more and more in their children education for securing their futures. They arrange private tuitions and extra-curricular activities for their children. They invest on their children and feel happy that their children are achieving those goals that missed by them due to their lives tragedies. Now-a-days, parents have more awareness and they want that their children must get education more and more for better life.

While middle class parents try to involve themselves more and more in their children education for securing their futures

Scio-economic background:

Scio-economic background means a lot that decide the educational career of any student in most cases. Family background and financial support play a key role that effect on children mental health and on their careers. There are number of factors that are responsible for the no involvement of parents in education system like negative attitude of parents, poverty, lack of time, lack of money, single parent, cultural gap between school and home and no command on English language. Parents impose their wishes on their children without knowing their interest that results of poor performance of children in education.

Parents expect that their children have to perform best in their education because they are going to invest on them without knowing the capability of their children and without helping them. Moreover, the poor connection among parents and children is also responsible for the loss in education system. In this situation, children start to oppose their parents and accept the disappointment factor in their lives. Research has shown that working class people give more importance to the higher education of their children and financially support them. Now, middle class families also want to involve their children in education at any cost and they are ready to bear the whole expenses.

Research has shown that working class people give more importance to the higher education of their children and financially support them. Now, middle class families also want to

Islamic point of view:

In Islamic point of view, mother is called first institution for the children. Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) teached and guided to Hazrat Hassan (R.A) and Hazrat Hussain (R.A) with love. Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) played with children and did not hit them to teach any lesson. Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) advised the people to raise their children with love.

Advantages by Parents’ involvement:

Parents’ involvement in education system secures the academic success of the children. By the involvement of parents in education system gives numbers of benefits like increase graduation rates, high scores, improved self-esteem, lower rate of suspension from school, increase rate of attendance in school, more motivation in students, more admissions for higher education, decreased the violent behavior, decreased the use of alcohol and drugs. Some parents try to involve themselves in their children education from very primary level. They guide their children at every step of life according to the demand of developing technologies. They help their children for selection of major subject and field of life according to the interest of their children and by personal experiences. They visit the school and attending parent’s meetings regularly to check the performance of their children.

By regularly visiting school and by interaction with teachers, parents are able to know about the weak points of their children that cause of hindrance in the way of success. As a result, parents try to remove all the hindrances in the way of their children and give them solutions. Such children have cleared career and aim in front of themselves and spend their all energies in right way that secures their bright futures. Parents said that they support their children at any cost to achieve their aims because parents themselves cannot achieve their goals due to non-availability of the resources and have regret through their whole life. Therefore, parents push their children so that they will not feel any regret in their life.

When parents don’t involve in education system then we have to face numbers of disadvantages like higher rate of suspension from school, no self-esteem, lower scores, decreased the rate of attendance in school, decreased the rate of graduation, no motivation in students, low number of admissions in higher education, more violent behavior in students and increase the use of alcohol and drugs. In other case, there are many parents who support their children financially to get education but do not try to interact with the children. They usually busy in their lives and have no time for their children. If anyone talks about their children, then they have lame excuses that this is their children own lives and their own decisions. 
They commonly said that they are investing money on them so it is the responsibility of their children that they make their own lives and spend it as they wish. Moreover, with the time of birth of child, parents decided that he/she will be a doctor or an engineer and leave them no option for the children who have to do that. Parents do not feel need to know about the interest and potential of their children. At the end, parents just become innocent that they have financially support their children and wanted their bright futures. NO, you have just ruined the lives of your children and forced their own wishes on your children. 
This is not final that doctors or engineers are just successful in their lives. There are many other fields in which your children do their best and make their futures bright. For GOD sake, interact with your children so that you are able to know about their interest and potential then invest your investment in right way. Otherwise, your children don’t speak in front of you due to fear but they remain mentally upset and cannot do best performance in their lives. Parents have not just ruined their futures but have snatched their decision powers. As well as, in these cases, children have just become null and unconfident.

Disadvantages by No involvement of parents:

When parents don’t involve in education system then we have to face numbers of disadvantages like higher rate of suspension from school, no self-esteem, lower scores, decreased the rate of attendance in school, decreased the rate of graduation, no motivation in students, low number of admissions in higher education, more violent behavior in students and increase the use of alcohol and drugs. In other case, there are many parents who support their children financially to get education but do not try to interact with the children. They usually busy in their lives and have no time for their children. If anyone talks about their children, then they have lame excuses that this is their children own lives and their own decisions.

They commonly said that they are investing money on them so it is the responsibility of their children that they make their own lives and spend it as they wish. Moreover, with the time of birth of child, parents decided that he/she will be a doctor or an engineer and leave them no option for the children who have to do that. Parents do not feel need to know about the interest and potential of their children. At the end, parents just become innocent that they have financially support their children and wanted their bright futures. NO, you have just ruined the lives of your children and forced their own wishes on your children.

This is not final that doctors or engineers are just successful in their lives. There are many other fields in which your children do their best and make their futures bright. For GOD sake, interact with your children so that you are able to know about their interest and potential then invest your investment in right way. Otherwise, your children don’t speak in front of you due to fear but they remain mentally upset and cannot do best performance in their lives. Parents have not just ruined their futures but have snatched their decision powers. As well as, in these cases, children have just become null and unconfident.

Parents said that they support their children at any cost to achieve their aims because parents themselves cannot achieve their goals due to non-availability of the resources and have

Requirements/ Strategies:

Parents should set a proper time table for the children like no more watching on television, limited use of mobile phones, pick and drop their children in school themselves, proper sleeping schedule, ask child about schoolwork, clear rules at home that have to be followed, praise your child on any achievement and sharing stories with your child.

Parents should engage themselves in the education system to educate their children. Parents should interact with their children to know about the interest and potential of their children. Parents should not impose their own incomplete wishes on their children. Parents should provide co-curricular activities to children for the development of healthy mind and physically fitness.

Parents try to involve themselves in character building of their children. Don’t degrade your children by comparing the success stories of their batch fellows. There is no need to make their minds that they have to just get a good job after completion of studies and just secure financially.

Parents should develop such learning activities at home that boost up the child’s skills like basic skills, social skills, advanced skills and enrichment

Parents should give space to children and should admire the point of view presented by their children. Parents should not show disappointment to children in case of their own choice of field. You have to boost their energies. Parents should develop such a healthy environment at home that helps in learning of children and good behavior at school as well.

Parents should communicate with school by attending conferences, meetings with administrations, talking to teacher about daily routines, ask about the child behavior from teacher, talking to teacher on phone and writing notes to teachers. Parents should discuss family matters with teacher and ask about the difficulties that are your child is facing.

Admire the child for participating in any fund raising program, debate competition, painting competition and any trip participation. Promote the home learning like take your child to library, take your child to zoo and take your child to museum. Parents should play their roles well for the success lives of their children like motivating, helping, teaching moral values, loving, guiding, parenting, praising, mentoring, modeling, counseling, supporting, tutoring, disciplining and encouraging. Parents should develop such learning activities at home that boost up the child’s skills like basic skills, social skills, advanced skills and enrichment. Allow your child to choose by himself/herself and don’t do anything for your child.

Parents should give space to children and should admire the point of view presented by their children. Parents should not show disappointment to children in case of their own choice of fiel
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