Parent Involvement Essay

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The Effects of Parent Involvement on Student Success INTRODUCTION Children are impacted by the level of involvement that their families take in their education and in their everyday lives. Parent involvement in education can be demonstrated in a multitude of ways; this can include assisting in academic growth at home by helping with homework, reading to children, and engaging in activities such as open house and engaging in activities at the school (Sawyer, 2015). Although many articles show inconclusiveness in the study of parent involvement and how it relates to student success, this research will show that parent involvement does improve children’s academic achievement. Parental involvements starts before the child even reaches the…show more content…
First, the family unit establishes a daily routine. This routine will encompass a quiet place for the child to study, free from distractions. Secondly, assigning the child chores teaches him or her how to follow through on assignments. Thirdly, the parents will have established a suitable bedtime schedule to enhance the quality of sleep the child receives, and lastly the family, even in one parent household, sit down for dinner together; this action alone although not practiced in many households have so many benefits. Eating together promotes communication between family members. During these family dinners, as the parents display model table manners, these manners the child can take and display in other settings such as, at school in the cafeteria. Lastly, the child receives a nutritious meal. It is proven that meals prepared at home supply an adequate supply of calcium, vitamins, and…show more content…
In order to produce miniature examples of us, parents have to lead by example. Modeling the value of getting and education, display good work ethics, by going to work consistently and excelling in our chosen fields, and exemplifying self-discipline. As in home educators put forth a conscious effort to stir the children in a positive direction for success, it is imperative to keep the lines of communication open with the child through conversation and questioning. Asking questions could play an important role in cognitive development. It shows where the current knowledge starts and gives the parent an opportunity to fill in any misunderstandings or misconceptions the developing child can
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