The parents' role in their child's education goes beyond extending financial help. "Parents are not only there to pay for the school fees," says Romina Santayana, a guidance counselor and teacher at the Immaculate Conception Academy. "More importantly, they should supervise the growth and development of the child."

Parents can help their kids become excellent students in a number of ways. According to Marison Dy, PhD, a professor at the Department of Human Family and Development Studies at the University of the Philippines-Los Baños, a child should "be in an environment that is cognitively stimulating and will appeal to his curious nature." Below are five tips to help your child discover his full potential.

(First published as “In Pursuit of Excellence" in the "Features" section of Good Housekeeping Philippines' June 2008 issue. Adapted for use in Female Network. Photo by Suburban Paparazzi via Flickr Creative Commons.)

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