Having Children


    What Every Parent Should Know

    Researchers have been studying the effects parent attitudes and actions have on their children's academic success for more than 30 years. The results have been consistent. Anne Henderson and Nancy Berla summed it up in their book A New Generation of Evidence: The Family Is Critical to Student Achievement, which reviewed the existing research: "When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better."


    Major Benefits

    Research shows that when parents are involved in their children's education, the children are more likely to:

    Earn better grades                                         Score higher on tests                                    Pass their classes                        
    Have better social skills                              Show improved behavior                              Complete homework assignments      
    Attend school regularly                               Graduate and continue their education      
    Be more positive in their attitude toward school