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Do you believe that a parent involved in there child/ren school has a better change of success then parents that dont?

Why or Why not?

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Asked by whoreallycares at 7:03 PM on Nov. 14, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Absolutely yes!
    The parent knows more about the school, homework, the teachers, the other kids and the issues that might be going on.
    The child knows their education is important to his/her parents.
    If there is a problem, the staff knows the family and issues are resolved sooner.

    Answer by RedRowan at 7:06 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • yes

    Answer by KristyKat at 7:08 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Yes.
    and it's been proven, hasn't it? I do believe there are studies done on this very topic.

    And your question is worded a little strange. It sounds like your asking if the parent will have a better chance at success. lol

    Answer by outstandingLove at 7:08 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • yes
    If a parent is not involved, the child doesn't think the parent cares. If the parent is involved, the child knows they care, they usually are held accountable for their actions at school as well as their grades.

    Answer by layh41407 at 7:09 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Children who have parents who have a reasonable amount of involvement fare better in school and in life. Why? Because they know that school matters and that it's valued and important in their family system.
    Children who have parents who are overly involved do NOT fare better in school and in life. Why? Because these children never get to develop independence, never become competent high-functioning people, never are allowed to attain naturally occuring relationships, and often rebel to all of the pressure they feel when mommy or daddy is constantly hovering - and that constant hovering by mommy or daddy? What it really teaches a child is that mommy and daddy DO NOT feel that you're capable of succeeding on your own!

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 7:13 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • outstanding-Thank you for pointing that out. It does sound like that. Lucky everyone knew what I meant.

    I'm talking about the children success at school, or I guess the success of the parent at helping there child at being successful at school. Either way lol.

    Comment by whoreallycares (original poster) at 7:15 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Yes - from the Michigan dept of education....
    Family participation in education was twice as predictive of students’ academic success as family socioeconomic status. Some of the more intensive programs had effects that were 10 times greater than other factors.7

    Answer by karamille at 7:18 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Yes, absolutely!

    Answer by elizabr at 7:39 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • No. The success of a child doesn't have to do with the parent, but of the child. A parent's influence can benefit, but it doesn't raise or lower the chances of that child succeeding. I do believe parents should be involved though, don't get me wrong.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 7:42 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • 100% YES!!!! If parents keep in contact with their son/daughters teacher (s) then the kids are less likely to fall behind in their work.

    Answer by Queenofscrap at 8:16 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

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