How Smart Parents Help Their Kids Success
Help Your Kids Achieve More
Technology is how our children learn today, and as they advance in age, parents look for ways to help them prepare for the next stage of their careers and paths to a fulfilling life. However, some parents aren’t thinking clearly as they give their children a test that can negatively impact the outcomes of other youngsters who don’t have the required knowledge for their job.
Researchers from Western University in London, Ontario examined over 15,000 tests in a series of developmental assessments conducted at four and five years old, between September 2018 and March 2019. Some of the questions were geared to test for skills the child may have, while others questioned knowledge of building tasks and skills that a child might encounter in the future. All of the kids who had answers that were received “well below” were not considered “progressing.” However, children who had no answers were still considered “progressing.”
Younger children must learn how to take tests. At the start of a child’s education, these techniques are meant to help them to learn to take the tests and prepare themselves for the future, but some parents may not know their child well enough to see if what is being taught is going in the right direction. Parents may wonder if their child is being tested unnecessarily, but this doesn’t mean that the test is wrong, just that the environment in which the test is being administered is not in line with the child’s current learning style. Younger children, such as those between the ages of two and five, may start learning for tests rather than experiences. Because of this, the parents should pay close attention to their child’s points of reference when writing test questions.
Still, parents do have rights to take control of what their child is taught. Parents should understand that a child’s interests must be respected while they learn. Whether the child prefers to study before going on a field trip or to stay in the house after school and play games, parents can offer their advice to help that child reach his or her personal goals while also teaching the child to be respectful of others as they learn and adapt to changes in their learning environments. Children must be given the chance to participate in their own learning, even when there is clearly a clear strategy for success.
At the end of the day, children’s perceptions of tests matter as much as the objective. If parents want their child to succeed, there are methods in place that will help to support their child’s learning. Parents will need to understand that whether they are teaching for a job at school or to ensure academic success in the future, parents must keep an open mind. While there are pros and cons to take into consideration, there is a lot that parents can do to help their child succeed. Being creative with the combination of what is being taught will be more than enough to help their child reach their goal.