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Parents and their Student's Education


2. Please review the following information to see just how vital the role is that a parent plays.

Studies on Parent Involvement and Student Achievement


Study and Exams

Parents Role in Education

The Largest Advantage Parents Can Give Their Kids

4. Self-Assessment

Read the following story and post a comment including answers to the following: "What is a better way the father could have responded?" and "Based on what you have learned, 'What,
​if anything, you can personally and practically improve in, with your relationship with your child(ren)?'" 

5. Summary

As you can see, parents make a huge difference in their child's life and education, and therefore need to be highly involved in their child's education!  

This tutorial is geared toward assisting parents in understanding their role in their student's education.  Healthy home environments aid children in becoming successful students.  Eide and Murray so well state this, “In the context of health, a reasonable body of emerging evidence indicates that health is determined by many modifiable factors, and that efforts to positively influence children's health behavior can significantly influence their ability to achieve favorable academic, as well as health outcomes in the school setting and beyond (as cited in Marks, 2011, p. 1).  MacNay (2002) also states, “Even though it is exceedingly difficult to isolate and distinguish the impact of the numerous components of social context on individual student achievement, it is generally accepted that, when schools are an integral part of stable social contexts, teachers and parents naturally reinforce each other and the community’s social and educational values. In such contexts, students easily form bonds with adults and experience a sense of continuity and stability, conditions that are highly correlated with high academic achievement” (p. 48).  Children spend the most time with their parents and look up to their parents, therefore parents play a vital role in their child(ren)'s education (many times without them realizing how much)!

​Marks, R. (2011). Healthy schools and colleges: What works, what is needed, and why? part III. Health
​       Education, 111(5), 340-346. doi:10.1108/09654281111161194

McNay, V. J. (2002). Mandating accountability: Educational change and the local impact of state policy of an urban
       elementary school (Order No. 3069063). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (305521208).
       Retrieved from

3. Reflection Activity

Pause and reflect - think about and ask yourself these questions.  If you answer "no" to any of these questions, start at those areas, create a plan, and make changes in your life so that you can answer "yes":

  1. Do I daily review my child’s planner?
  2. Do I ask my child one thing they have learned
  3. ​at school on a daily basis?
  4. Do I have my child show me their homework when completed? or Do I ask about my child's homework?
  5. Do I read to and with my child?

Here is a website with TIPS for parents in helping their child(ren) in their studies:

Some of these TIPS we will be talking about when creating ideal conditions for learning.


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