Illiteracy among children is increasing due to poor parenting.

December 5, 2007 5:06am CST
A growing number of children are being failed at school due to their parents refusing to play a role in their child's education. They are allowing themselves to believe that it is solely the teachers' responsibility to educate the child and are therefore not reinforcing the rading and writing skills. A child who is not supported at home will associate reading and writing as purely a school activity and not make it a part of everyday life.
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@kezabelle (2984)
22 Mar 08
My daughter is only at preschool at the moment but her nursery have ina place a "homework scheme" whereby they send home a leaflet each week of what the children are discussing learning about at nursery. This allows me to carry this on at home and also be a bigger part of the hours I miss when she is at nursery. It is never anything huge mostly say if they are learning about a certain food, we could buy it when we go shopping and carry on the learning at home I love being a part of her learning id hate to be kept out of it and I do think more parents need to realise that we as parents have to take a responsibility in our childrens education.
8 Dec 07
I agree with you wholeheartedly, but what can we do about it? I am too old to have either young children or even young grandchildren, so I don't know how I can make a difference. I sure would like to, tho, wouldn't you? If you have any suggestions, I'm open to them. God bless you.
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
5 Dec 07
Yup, I agree with you. Parents have greater responsibility in educating their children and such responsibility should not be relegated solely to teachers in school. Schools merely supplement and complement learnings at home. Parents who are actively involved in their children's education are actually doing their children a big favor....they are at a better advantage, and are more likely to develop stronger characters and their formation solid and strong...