How do Students Benefit When their Parents Provide Support? Let Us Count the Ways…

Dad and sonWe all know that parental involvement plays a vital role in determining whether a student will succeed in school.  But how does it help?  A study by Ann Henderson of  the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and Karen Mapp of the Harvard Graduate School of Education concluded that students with involved parents are more likely to:

  • Earn higher grades
  • Be promoted, pass their classes and earn credits
  • Attend school regularly
  • Have better social skills
  • Show improved behavior and adapt well in school
  • And graduate high school and go on to college.

Besides helping with homework and joinnig the PTA, what are some of the ways parents can help their students?

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