Children Losing the Ability to Engage in Learning

The Role of Parental Support

The phenomenon of children losing the ability to engage in learning is a growing concern among researchers and educators. Several factors contribute to this issue, including the lack of parental support in children’s education. According to a study by Epstein and Sheldon (2002), parental involvement in children’s learning can significantly impact their academic achievement, as well as their overall well-being. Children from families where education is not a priority or where parents lack the confidence or skills to parent effectively may not receive the necessary support to succeed in school (Gupta & Chauhan, 2018). Additionally, children who spend a significant amount of time in outside school hours care may experience adverse effects on their academic and emotional development (National Association of Elementary School Principals, 2013).

To address this issue, researchers and educators emphasize the need to provide parents with the resources and support they need to be effective parents. Educational programs, community resources, and counseling services are among the strategies that can help parents feel more confident and equipped to support their children’s learning (Gupta & Chauhan, 2018). Furthermore, building stronger relationships between parents and schools is essential to ensure that parents feel more connected to their children’s education. Research suggests that when schools and parents work collaboratively, children are more likely to experience academic success and emotional well-being (Epstein & Sheldon, 2002).

In conclusion, parental support plays a critical role in promoting children’s academic success and well-being. By providing parents with the resources and support they need and by fostering stronger relationships between parents and schools, we can help children regain the ability to engage in learning and ensure a brighter future for all.