With the on-going changes in the education system, as a parent you will find it difficult to support your child through their different educational transitions. However, it is important that you keep up with the changes and support your child emotionally, physically and mentally as they progress and develop educationally. If you are the parent of a young black boy, it is particularly important for you to nurture them through this time in their lives.
You should be involved every step of the way in your child’s educational journey, this support will not only be valued by your child but by their teachers. It will build bridges between home and school, if you can support your child and ensure you have a two way communication with the school/college about how best you can do that. If you take an interest in what your child is doing at school, they will be sure to discuss school activities with you. When the school realise that you are actively involved and supporting your child’s education they will be more likely to communicate with you on their successes as well as causes for concern. There are online parent support groups that you can join if you want to discuss concerns or strategies of support. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/parents/