Parenting is challenging in many ways. One of the areas that parents need to guide their children in is their education. In this month’s Quick Polls, let’s take a look at what Singaporeans think about parenting their children through school.

It is heartening to see that almost 8 in 10 (77%) are somewhat to extremely confident of their ability to motivate their child to try hard in school. In today’s competitive education landscape, it is not just the students working hard; parents are often involved in helping their children succeed in school too.

Who has the main primary responsibility to make sure that the children understand what is being taught at school?


Based on 207 people polled as of 28 February 2023

Most people feel that schools and parents take the bulk of the responsibility for making sure children understand what is being taught at school. This is natural as children may not be disciplined or matured enough to take full charge of their learning. What is notable is that the differential between the responsibility of schools (49%) and parents (42%) is small, reflecting the sentiment that both play equally important roles in a child’s education, and a good partnership between both can help students achieve their full potential 😊.

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