The first way parents can support their children's education is by providing a healthy home environment. As an educator, you can help parents by offering workshops for parents, helping their families find the necessary support programs and government assistance programs, and encouraging them to adopt pro-educational behavior, such as reading to and in front of their children. Children whose parents are involved in their education get better grades, a more positive attitude toward school, and more appropriate school behavior than those with less involved parents. Questions parents ask about schools This publication answers common questions asked by parents of elementary and middle school age children who, like you, want to help their children learn and succeed.
Some schools value parent participation by providing numerous opportunities for parents to interact with each other, with teachers, and with students. The National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE) believes that schools should regularly communicate with parents about their children's progress and the school's educational goals. Keeping parents informed and making it easier for them to ask questions or express concerns is vital for parent participation.