7 Habits of Highly Successful Kumon Parents
Earlier this year, we compiled a list of Seven Habits of Highly Successful Kumon Students to explain how Kumon allows children to realize their highest potential. Now we’ve compiled a list of seven ways that you, as a Kumon Parent, can help your children get the most from the Kumon Program:
1. Check-in daily
By enrolling your children into the Kumon Program, you are encouraging them to actively participate in their education through the Kumon Program’s focus on self-study and independent learning. As a Kumon Parent, you should take part in your children’s studies by fostering a learning environment in your home. For example, make sure that your children’s Kumon homework is completed each day by making it a part of their daily routine.
2. Shoot for the stars
Setting long-term goals helps your children understand that the Kumon Program helps them achieve academic success. Before helping your children establish any long-term goals, talk to your Kumon Instructor about the best ways your children can achieve them. During this time, you should also establish academic milestones for your children and keep track of their successes.
3. Prioritize learning
An important part of being a Kumon Parent is helping your children manage their priorities. Although the daily practice of Kumon can be difficult to consistently maintain, it is imperative that you instill a “homework first” policy. Demonstrate the importance of Kumon by requiring your children to complete assignments before doing extracurricular activities or by bringing their Kumon homework along wherever your family goes. For ways to help your family stick to your Kumon homework routine, visit our blog post on Tips to Help Your Children Complete Kumon Homework.
4. Focus on the long-term benefits
Kumon is much more than a program designed to help improve your children’s academic abilities. As your children progress through the Kumon Program, they develop skills such as perseverance, diligence and effective time-management, while building self-esteem and confidence along the way. As a Kumon Parent, you are encouraging your children to develop the valuable skills they can apply to numerous aspects of life. For example, the confidence that your children build from the Kumon Program helps motivate them to try out for the debate team or play a new musical instrument. When your children encounter any difficulties or feel discouraged, it is important to remember all of the advantages that the Kumon Program give your children in the long run.
5. Learning step-by-step
The Kumon Program is a long-term academic enrichment program, not a quick fix. In order for your children to succeed as Kumon Students, you must help them view learning as a process, as opposed to a short-term solution. Focus on long-term goals to
6. 3 way partnership
The partnership between a parent, student and instructor is another key contributing factor to lasting success. In order for your children to get the most of Kumon, you must work closely with your children and Kumon Instructor to develop a Kumon curriculum specific to your children’s needs and goals. In order to stay aligned with that individualized curriculum, you must make sure that your children complete their Kumon homework each day.
7. Practice daily
Daily practice is fundamental to the Kumon Program. Without this critical part, the road to success for your children will become increasingly difficult. Each successfully completed Kumon worksheet empowers your children to build and develop the critical math and reading skills that help your children achieve their long-term goals. Every day your children are a part of the Kumon Program, is one day closer to achieving the ultimate goal of academic success.