do you attend PTA meetings?

Philippines
September 29, 2009 1:56am CST
i remembered i used to cry when my parents were not able to attend PTA meetings.now that i became a parent, I personally believe that it can affect my kid's performance at school. a child will be more inspired and willing to attend school regularly if he have supportive parents. Parent involvement is crucial to the health and well-being of a child. As a parent, you are the most important influence in your child's success in school and in life. In this role, you have a fresh opportunity every day to get involved with your child. Parent involvement in children’s education allows kids to perform better in school, and navigate more easily some of the challenges of growing up, such as bullying. what's your side on this?
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@abetojr (32)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
We must attend PTA meetings as we cannot achieve what we want for our children if we do not cooperate and support the teachers and the curriculum. Study shows, if you put strong trust and cooperation to the teachers and the school, students experience highest levels of academic success and have a greater sense of well-being. Our children are the future. Teach them right and the future will be all right! Parents must have positive interaction in a highly collaborative and inclusive manner with the teachers and the school administration through PTA meetings, to promote the educational goals of the school. In this way, we can build strong working relationships among parents, teachers and school, in support of our children. It is only apropos then to speak about building complete trust and cooperation among the PTA members where each resolves to pitch in and help the school develop in our children attitudes and skills and live by international standards of human rights and equity, appreciate cultural diversity, and respect the Earth and each other. Our children are like mirrors they reflect who we are as parents. Children start out in life looking up to their parents because parents are all they have--the parent's example is all they see. Research has shown that throughout our children's lives, we parents really are the strongest influence on our children's behavior. Our kids are listening and learning from us. What we say and do as parents is heard and retained by our children. So let's start showing our children the idea that through the PTA, despite our different faiths and beliefs we can live side by side and can work together to build a society rooted in the values we treasure, that is, a culture of peace. With our differences of talents and expertise, we can learn from one another and discover new truth in raising our children in a way that they grow up with a culture of peace. Our vision in attending PTA meetings is to develop and support partnership between parents, on the one hand, and the teachers and the school, on the other hand, each equally sharing the responsibility of providing our children with the highest quality education experience possible. We believe it is essential that all of us accept joint responsibility in the education of our children and empowering them to to meet the challenges of the ever changing world in which they live.
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
"Our vision in attending PTA meetings is to develop and support partnership between parents, on the one hand, and the teachers and the school, on the other hand, each equally sharing the responsibility of providing our children with the highest quality education experience possible. We believe it is essential that all of us accept joint responsibility in the education of our children and empowering them to to meet the challenges of the ever changing world in which they live." very well said! that's why it's called PTA because it should be the collaboration of support of parents and teachers to their students. in fact the parents are the primary stakeholders of the school.
@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
yeah i do attend PTA meetings in school from my children,i believe that they are much more happy when I am the one who will attend in their school meetings, a child will envy their classmates having their parents attended the meeting at school.