Once your children become old enough for school it is important role of parenting to choose one that is suitable for them and for your expectations of them. Sending them to a school that does not have a good reputation is a decision you may well regret, especially if nothing’s done about bullying, or if the study ethic is not encouraged. Children have enough distractions these days; having teachers who don’t appear to care if they do their homework will only exacerbate it.
A good school teaches much more than the subjects offered. Children in good schools learn a lot about attitudes and what they need to do to get on well in life. With the right kind of encouragement from teachers, children can get better grades and their options in life improve as well.
Many children have been traumatised by divorce or even by the death of a parent, but if they are in a caring atmosphere at school this trauma can be overcome. And it doesn’t matter how amicable the separation and divorce was, it will traumatise the child because they no longer see a beloved parent much and they often feel the divorce is their fault. Of course, in the case of a violent relationships this may not be the case, but the child will have been traumatised by the violence, so they still suffer from that to some degree.
A good school for your child is not necessarily going to be a private one that costs a lot. Because they are expensive, it is mostly children with wealthy parents that attend. If you are not wealthy, your child could feel like a fish out of water there and not fit in at all. It is better for them to be at a school where they are happy there and have friends. School friends often become friends for life.
Education often goes beyond high school. If your child is not interested in a trade, there is college or university to consider. And even though they may be able to get a HECs loan, you can’t be sure that will always be the case. Or they may want to do something different that still requires money. It’s important to save up for your children’s education right from when they are little. Knowing you have some kind of financial back-up for your child’s education is important.
Education doesn’t end at the school gates. There are also after school activities that young children enjoy and that help to develop them as a person. Ballet or other dance regimes, swimming, soccer, netball or other group activities help to have fun, give them confidence and get them good friends. Doing sport and other activities also helps them to get much needed exercise for a healthy life.