Parental engagement creates an environment where children feel heard, valued, and loved, while also having room to learn, grow, and explore on their own. It fosters positive growth and development and leads to better outcomes related to academic achievement, social skills, mental health, and overall well being.
With the many responsibilities and hectic schedules that parents must juggle, it can be challenging to be present and engaged with your child. Know that you are not alone. This is something many parents struggle with. However, there are things you can do to become more engaged and present with your children.
The path to becoming a more engaged parent begins with intentionality. It is important to make a conscious decision to make choices and changes that promote quality time, connection, and communication between you and your child. Throughout the rest of this week, we will be sharing a series of tips to help you become more engaged as a parent!