Teaching Your Kids To Respect School Rules

Teaching Your Kids to Respect School Rules

The children are now settling back into the new term in school, they have started a new year and sometimes it can be a bit daunting for them, but they will soon settle down and succeed. In order for your child to succeed academically and develop important life skills, it is important to teach your kids to respect school rules and behave well for teachers.

To help your child follow and respect school rules, here is some great advice from Mill Hill School for you today.
  • The best way to teach your child the importance of school rules is by helping them to understand the meaning of respect. You can achieve this buy pointing out the differences between respectful and disrespectful behaviour at home, this starts at an early age, even before they start school.
  • Explain the importance of having rules at school. Help your child to understand that school rules are created to ensure that all students and teachers benefit from a safe and happy learning environment. Understanding school rules helps them to grow in the future and know how to follow rules in the workplace. 
  • Be a good role model for your child and try not to break any rules when your children are present. For example, no dropping litter on the school run or parking in unauthorised places.
  • Stress that in the classroom it is important to be polite and to listen to the teacher. Explain that they should always follow the teacher’s instructions and be kind and helpful to others. They need to be able to follow teachers instructions in an emergency, so getting them to understand they must listen is important.
  • Children should also understand how to respect and look after school property. This means never damage school property, write on desks or drop litter in the playground. This will help them as they grow too because they respect other peoples property as they get older and they will find their own things remain nice if they look after them. 
  • It is also important that your kids are punctual and hand in their work before the deadline. This means teaching your child to value their education and manage their time efficiently.
  • Finally, don’t forget to tell your child to always follow and respect school rules. If your child knows that this is important to you, then hopefully they won’t want to disappoint their parents. You should also encourage them to value other people’s ideas and opinions and always treat others as they wish to be treated.