The other day a very perplexed parent asked me -
“How involved should I be in my child’s studies?
There appear to be no straightforward answers. Too involved is bad and so is uninvolved. How do I know where the line lies?”
Here is what I suggest –
1. Know what your child is studying so that you can have conversations about it.
2. Be involved enough to ask – “Do you need help with this?” every day.
3. Be engaged enough to chalk out a plan for learning and revising.
4. Be available to change the plan if required.
Children typically overestimate their ability and underestimate the syllabus. Be involved to the extent that you can help your child overcome that hurdle.