As parents, we all want our children to do well in school. But it is always important to keep in mind that their grades should not be the only way in which we measure their success in school. To make sure that they are able to realize their potential as students and as individuals, we should encourage them to participate in the various extra curricular activities in school. These activities will not only help them discover or enhance their talents but also help them learn and develop positive values.
Sports, academics, arts – whatever they choose to focus on, these activities will help them not just intellectually but also socially and emotionally. We, as parents, should be quick to recognize their different interests and support and encourage them to pursue these interests. If, for instance, our children express an interest in joining the school band or orchestra, we can enroll them at short term classes so that they can learn how to play a woodwind and brasswind or any other instrument of their choice.
Participating in these extracurricular activities offer a number of benefits such as learning how to manage their time better, expanding their network, discovering new interests and learning how to interact with different people. If we want your children to get the most out of their time at school, then we should encourage them to join any of the clubs or organizations at school or participate in any of the extra curricular activities that their school offers.