Parent involvement not only improves academic performance, but it also has a positive influence on student attitudes and behavior. Parental interest and encouragement in a child's education can affect a child's attitude toward school, classroom behavior, self-esteem, absenteeism, and motivation. Parent involvement motivates children to learn, leading to higher grades. On the contrary, studies show that parents who do not participate or who disagree with teachers can negatively affect a child's behavior.
Once you identify barriers that prevent parents from participating in their children's education, you can better alleviate those barriers and increase parental involvement. Ultimately, parents are the teachers who invest the most in the long-term success of their students, so empowering parents to participate in their children's education can have a huge positive impact on student success. When parents foster a learning atmosphere and collaborate with educators, the entire education system benefits, from students to teachers and parents themselves. In addition to promoting student success, parental involvement in children's education is beneficial to teachers and parents.
Everything from the way you communicate with parents to the design of your school could be a potential obstacle to parent participation. With all the potential benefits of parental involvement, dedicating time and attention to educating children should be a top priority for all parents. Parents and teachers can share a little bit about themselves, and parents can ask questions and give feedback. Again, this doesn't mean that parents are on campus in their children's classroom every day, but that parents should feel connected to their children's educational experience and school community.
The results show that students with intensely involved parents score higher in all subjects compared to children with parents who do not participate. To identify how to increase parent participation, you must first better understand the barriers that prevent parent participation in your community. While parental involvement is beneficial to the child, some parents may take time to recognize it.