Do you think parents plays an important role in the study habits of students?

@jethdale (156)
Philippines
February 12, 2012 1:32am CST
Today, its quite interesting to know that technologies are arising and is utilize by schools today to improve their way of teaching to students. But parents should be more conscious more since this growth of technology also waste time of students to learn and be motivated with there study habits. I can still remember my dad when i was a kid, when i seek permission to go out and play with my friends, he write so multiplication computations in front of our door and let me answer these questions before i could play with my friends. So what should parents do to motivate their children to study more? What are parental attitude that should be caution in front of their children?
18 responses
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
12 Feb 12
i believe parents play important roles in a child's study habits. children may never learn these habits without the parents guidance. also, while the children are young, it is a must that parents are always there to give insights, advices, support, et al, because the time will come when they will not be needing us parents anymore.
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@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
13 Feb 12
thats right.. had you done it as parents for your kids? do you had kids??
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
yes, i am a parent to two grown up kids now who were achievers in their elementary and high school days. it was my goal to develop the desire in them to be responsible about school work. i believed that when discipline is developed at an early stage, these children will become responsible citizens. children are like young and fresh bamboo plants that can be bent easily while young. try instilling statutes to the grownups and one will be having a hard time. when my children were young, during the elementary grades, they are not allowed to go outside from school to play at once. they have to sleep for two hours and then they can play when they are finished with their homework, or when there are no exams. weekends are awarded to them for play.
@chayan07 (42)
• Bangladesh
12 Feb 12
I think parents play an important role in the study habits of students. Generally a child learns manner and behavior from his parents. It is often considered that parents attitude and culture control the childs mind.
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
Yes that is true. There can be a lot of factors that can mold the child's behavior but most of it was learn from what the parents showed them.
@jenn88 (57)
• Philippines
12 Feb 12
whether there is technology or none,. it is the parents responsibility to develop their child's study habits and they are responsible for controlling their children in the addictive effects of today's technology. yes, they can use technology in making their children study habit a bit more interesting., but if i were to be a parent., books! ill use books., they are more precise and more helpful in developing the child's imagination and comprehension. all of which are useful in the future. parents shouldn't be lax in there discipline to their children they should be strict but in the right way.
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
yes parents should be strict especially concerning the habits of their children. There are a lot of external factors that can divert the attention of the child and its the parents role to investigate if this can help in the learning process of the child
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
12 Feb 12
I don't remember my parents ever asking me to go and study. I am the youngest in my family and when my older brothers were already in school, I was still a toddler. And being a toddler, I remember pestering my brothers' tutor whenever she would sit down with them and work with them with their homework. So what she would do is give me something to do so that my brothers could study. Being the baby, my mom also had to find ways in order to keep me entertained while she went off to work. I started reading at age three and by the time I started school, I had the nasty habit of reading all my books from cover to cover even when school had started in less than a month. Then I would ask my mother why the stories in my text book are different from the ones that I read before. So my parents were more happy to see me go outside and play because I wouldn't pester them with questions. In my opinion, it's still up to the child on how they want to study. But parents should still monitor their children's study habits because in today's world, there are so many distractions. Growing up, we didn't have cable TV, cellphones or the internet. So, as a child you really had time to read and explore. Now kids would rather sit in front of the TV or computer playing games that for me, are very violent.
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
thank you for this idea. I got a serious point from your thought. Parents should always be available to the child because as a child you will always ask since child are always curious. On the learning process, if parents are there for the child, they can feed true information
• Philippines
12 Feb 12
I don't just think that parents plays an important role, but I do believe that they are really the most important factor when it comes to influencing our study habits. Proud to say, I am fortunate enough that I didn't depend on my parents to bug every night to study. I learn on my own. Every time I do have some homework, I do have the initiative study. It is I who is eager to learn. I did that because I want to impress my parents that I am worthy enough. As a mother to my son, I make it a habit that my son will enjoy learning. I don't want him to be dependent on me. I want him to learn on his own. Whenever he got a good grades and he do have good marks in hi exam. I do some positive reinforcement, I gave him a reward for a job well done.
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
As a parent we should always remember that education always starts at home before school. Positive reinforcement is a good technique to appraise the child's accomplishment. -)
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
12 Feb 12
Yes you are right parents also play very important role in the study habit of child. Because since teenager if the parents pay the attention on their child check daily homework is completed or not. Check the children are really doing study or playing game on mobile etc. Parents duty is necessary for children.
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
Yes. teenager stage is one the most crucial part of parenting. In this stage they tend to seek where they belong to and its the guidance of the parents that can help them decide where they will be going.
@valexer (47)
• Philippines
12 Feb 12
I think parents really is important for the study habits of their children. Parents could be a good or bad effect on the studies of their children. It depends on how they approach their kids with regards to their study habits. As parents, the best way to be a good effect on your kids' studies is to guide them on their study habits. Do not FORCE them. Sometimes forcing your kids to study their lessons somehow creates a trauma on their minds and this is not a good effect on them. Yes you may see them read their notes but their mind absorbs nothing because they are not focus on what they are reading. They are bothered that you may get angry on them if you dont do this and that. So i guess parents should take it easy on their kids when it comes to studies.
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
yes. the more the parents force the child what the parents want, the more the child will keep secrets and hide from parents
• United States
12 Feb 12
I was a lot like you dad with my kids, and still am that way with my stepdaughter. I check every day to see if her homework was turned in or not, what grades she got on her assignments and tests, and I talk to her about school every day when she comes home. She gets grounded if she has any grades below a C in even one class and stays grounded until her grades improve. I think if your kids *know* that you expect them to learn - inside AND outside of school, then they'll develop the good study habits that will let them do well. But if you don't pay attention to what his happening in their classes, and they don't see you read much, and you haven't gotten better education yourself, then they won't think school is worthwhile and they'll be lazy instead.
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
well that's the way it is. Parents should be updated on the kids performance on school so parents can reinforce what is lacking
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
16 Feb 12
No, i dont. Otherwise my daughter would not have been the straight A+ student that she was.
@jenzai (390)
• Philippines
16 Feb 12
I believe it is the important and primary role of parents. Teachers were only secondary to the educational development of the child. If i will be a parent i will really invest time and a good school for my children. parents should be creative and should impose discipline in inculcating with in the child the love of learning. If they can do this at an early stage then they sure will be somehow be assured. As noted theory on child psychology that 0-10 years old is a crucial stage for learning and they should be guided byte parents.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
14 Feb 12
In part, but it's not a rule that good studious attitude in the parents is going to lead to studious children, or vice-versa. Technology has actually made knowledge more accessible and actually saves time, so I don't see it as a waste of time. It is a tool and the results depend on how the individual uses it. I learn all sorts of things on the internet. I think it is foolish when people try to demonize technology. It is not a conscious entity. It doesn't do anything. We have to take responsibility for our own decisions and if we choose to waste our time on the internet, then it is our choice. We can't blame the technology. I think that some parents are too strict in regards to schoolwork and such behavior is not good for the child. Kids are kids. Play is important too. They need to learn to socialize, have fun, expand their interests, and learn what kinds of things they are interested in. As with all things, I believe that moderation is key.
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
No matter how advance the technology & level of education children has now parents still has their role in guiding their children. They don't have to leave it all to the teachers because teachers role is only to teach children but to a maximum limit. Unlike parents they have to guide & teach their child.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
13 Feb 12
I guess so. Parents who don't care about how their children's school achievement will influence their behaviour. They tend to be lazy and are not motivated to learn harder. If parents have a role in their study and guide them how to achieve maximum result, children will feel motivated. But remember parents can not interfere too much with their study.
@nat1_ong (150)
• Guam
13 Feb 12
Nowadays, we know that school is very tough. Every level equals competitiveness, industr and more of hardwork. How do parents enter this kind of hectic study habits of the children? For me, it is very vital or important that parents help their kids with school. They would discipline their child as to when and where to study. What to study, when to play and study hard. If there are hard or tough subjects like Math, the parents are there to assist them. Teachers are the second parents of children but still the parents are the best and first teachers of the kids. For good achievers in school, parents serves as an inspiration to do well. Like me, I am one of the outstanding in academics. My inspiration to do good in school is my parents, I want them to bring them a certificate. And that is a motivation to study a lot.
@Ernnesto (180)
• Slovak Republic
12 Feb 12
Best what you can do for your children is pushing them to study. I know that play important role in growing up, and what I would do if I had a children - I will be trying to show them the same things like my mother showed me when I was a little child. I think it is important to learn children how to prepare to the school not only for having a higher education but also for knowing more in life. I am sure you are doing a right thing.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
12 Feb 12
i think like that before the kids know the formal school, their first and important school is their parents..no doubt about it
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
12 Feb 12
I believe parents have an important role in the study habits of students. Parents are the ones responsible to guide their children in their studies. In guiding them, they should be open and balance everything because children easily get bore in studying. It is important for parents to take part so that students or their children will think they are not forgotten out of their busy work. Indeed, they must motivate their children by always there with the kids and spend quality time aside from focusing in studies.
• United States
12 Feb 12
parents play a crucial role in the study habits of students but positive reinforcement it a critical key in helping a students needs i unfortunately didn't have anyone to help me with my studies and i declined in school until i was old enough to develop my own habits