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PARENTING MATTERS

Research shows that when families are involved, students perform better in school… and beyond. When parents are involved in their child’s education, both they and their child are likely to benefit. Parent participation in their children's schooling has positive impacts:

  • increased self-esteem
  • improved academic achievement
  • improved parent-child relationships
  • enhanced positive attitudes towards school
  • increased understanding of the schooling process

Therefore it is important for family members to take part in Family Engagement activities. Parents are the most important people in a child’s life. For additional information, please check out the following tip sheets:

Family Game Night Tips (English)
Communication Tips (English) (Spanish)
Conversations Starters for Families (English) (Spanish)
Family Fitness Tips (English) (Spanish)

 Parent Websites

(Click on the topic title to access webpage):

U.S Department of Education / Parent Page
This government site has helpful links and resources for parents.

U.S. Department of Education / Help Your Child

The Helping Your Child Series is designed to provide parents with the tools and information necessary to help their child in school.

Center for Effective Parenting
This website has handouts for parents that have been written on a variety of topics including communicating with your child and their teacher, homework tips, how to motivate your child to learn and how to help your child do well in school.

​The Learning Community

The Learning Community offers free parenting tips and links to useful parenting websites.

Reading Rockets
This website provides reading strategies, lessons and activities designed to help children learn how to read better. These resources assist in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.

PBS Website for Education
Parents can access PBS’ website for information on education, early learning, child development, and fun & games.

Healthy Children
This website provides information on topics including child development, health, safety, and family issues.

Money Management
This page provides parents with ideas on how to teach their children about money management.

Scholastic Tips for Parents
Learn what your child should be learning grade by grade and find out how to help them with their homework.