The most successful 4-H mombers have the interest and support of their parents. If you are wondering just how you can help in 4-H, here are some suggestions.
- Go to club meetings with your 4-H member. Meetings are for families.
- Do not use 4-H as a babysitter - Become involved and help in a way you are comfortable.
- Assist with project selection and learn what is required.
- Help guide your child, but DO NOT do the work/project for him/her.
- Encourage record keeping.
- Serve as a project leader/co-leader when you have a skill to share.
- Keep informed on 4-H info coming to your family, read your mail, e-mails, 4-H newsletter, and check on this website every so often.
- Volunteer to host meetings or serve a snack.
- Encourage and guide your child in their 4-H activities.
- Show sincere interest and enthusiasm in your child's activities.
- Provide/Plan for your child's transportation to local meetings and activities. Parents are encouraged to attend local club meetings and participate in countywide events.
Parents have a great deal to gain from being involved in the 4-H program.
Parents can gain just as much as their children do in their 4-H experiences. The children grow by learning new skills and broadening their knowledge, as well as gaining new friends and becoming acquainted with other families.