Our guest blog is by Anne Harris, an HR specialist working for londongoverness.com. She recruits nannies, governesses and other childcare professionals, ensuring top-notch services for parents worldwide. 


Children have their ups and downs throughout every school year, just like adults in their jobs. Since their personalities are being shaped during their education, oscillations in their results are expected. Sometimes they might not be able to cope with them in a rational way. This is where we need to support them. We will be looking at the most practical strategies for letting your kids know you’re here for them.


1) Maintain communication with the form teacher

Parents who want to be involved in their children’s school life need to maintain continuous communication with the form teacher. Today many teachers use social media and other modern tools to communicate with their parents. Also, most schools already use electronic register books, so that parents can get an immediate insight in their children’s results all year long.

Apart from that, parent-teacher interviews are one of the most efficient ways to learn more about children’s progress and the potential issues they’re struggling with. A conscious and supportive parents will use all these communication strategies to communicate with the form teachers, as well as other teachers, if necessary.


2) Attend school events

Many schools organize a wide range of events in which students present the results of their work to their parents and the community as a whole. Be it drama plays, sports matches, parties or any other celebrations, students often put a lot of hard work into preparing and delivering such events.

A caring parent will attend such manifestations, especially if their kid is taking part in the program.

Even if your child isn’t directly involved in such an event, you could go with them and see what their friends and teachers have prepared. Building this bond between parents and children will mean a lot for the latter, which might inspire them to become more engaged in extracurricular activities.

However, don’t force your kids to take part in the activities they don’t like. That’s something parents often don’t manage successfully, which than backfires at their relationship with their kids.


3) Organise their time on holidays

During school terms, children usually have some daily plans that they follow in their activities. That schedule revolves around their school time, which is the ultimate anchor of day-to-day planning.

As opposed to that, parents sometimes get confused during holidays, since they aren’t always sure how to organize their children’s time.

What you can do to avoid that trap is to check out some half-term courses in your vicinity and let your kids learn some new skills.

Also, you can talk to your kids and see what they’d like to do when school’s out for summer or winter. Moreover, contact their friends’ parents, to check out if you could arrange some common activities for your kids, under your supervision.

Apart from that, you can join forces with childcare specialists to arrange your kids’ daily activities during the holidays. A well-planned daily schedule on holidays will add to their sense of responsibility and their positive habits.


School can be demanding, and teachers have different demands from your kids. Because of that, you need to ensure a stable and encouraging environment for them throughout the school year. In such atmosphere, they’ll be able to cope with both their successes and failures in an equally successful manner. Therefore, work with the form teacher, get involved in your kids’ school life and organize their free time, to show that you believe in them.



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