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The Power Of A Club: 4 Ways To Encourage Your Child’s Involvement In School Activities

Parents often want their children to grow and develop to ensure that they’re healthy and can continue to thrive. One of the most important parts of a child’s development is their involvement in school activities. To ensure that you child is social and continues to learn as they grow, there are a few ways to encourage them to join clubs and sports teams at their school.

1. Find Friends for Your Child

Many kids are often intimidated to join certain activities at school because they don’t know anyone else who is also participating. Make it a point to ask other parents or teachers at the school to connect your child with another kid their age to ensure that they have a buddy to talk to and feel comfortable around in the new setting.

2. Talk About Your Own Experiences

Make it easier for your child to get excited about playing soccer or joining the debate team by talking about your own experiences when you were in elementary school or high school. Discuss how rewarding and fun it was for you to make new friends in a team-environment that allowed you to increase your skills and make new memories in school.

3. Allow Your Child to Choose

You can be stern with your child when it comes to encouraging them to become more involved in school activities, but it’s important to give them the freedom to choose which clubs or teams they want to join. Introduce your child to the options that are available, which will allow them to narrow down certain activities that catches their attention to ensure they do something that they take a genuine interest in.

4. Enroll Your Child in a Private School

Enrolling your child in a private school like International School of MN can make it easier to get your child involved due to the curriculum that is provided. Your child will have more options that are available to them to ensure that they can thrive at the school and prepare for college.

Although your child may not be interested in becoming more involved at school or has a tendency to isolate themselves, there are several ways to help them find activities that they can truly enjoy and learn from. By providing your child with the right resources and encouragement, your student will take the initiate to join a group or club without feeling pressured into the decision.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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