For the academic success of the teens it is very important parents get involved. Being a parent they offer support, guidance and structure to the teens making their life a successful one.
Teens with parent support show more success
The teens that are supported by their parents in their academic life seem to show more success in life than to those whose parents are not involved. These teens attain higher test score and grades in their academic life. Parent’s involvement in high school not only improves student attendance, but also the teen’s attitude and conduct and also offers the chance to achieve higher studies. Teens that have parent’s involvement have less disciplinary problems in high school.
Parents provide a positive influence to teens
Parents can get involved in different ways. They can get involved by watching over the teen attendance in school, by keeping regular record of reading materials and then making it accessible at home or by controlling the quality of time spend on television and other entertainment.
When keeping a control over these factors the parents can make a difference of about eighty percent in the teen’s academic life. Parents can also get involved by helping the teen in their projects and home assignments and completing chores. This will help to establish a framework and the teen will feel more secure and will get the best chance of academic success.
Parents can also get involved by monitoring the progress of the teen frequently like meeting the teachers regularly and talk to the teacher about giving the teen more challenging work if required and check the teen’s ability. The positive attitudes of the parents help the teen also have a positive outlook for school and learning. The concern of the parent should be voiced when the teen is present. It is the duty of the parent to guard the education of the teen and making it a priority for the teen. And parents should be consistent about it. They should also consider the teens study interests and habits.
Parents can also get involved by reacting to the grades of their child by encouraging them at the right and proper time and by giving them positive feedback for their grades.
The relationship between the school and families is like a two-way communication and is requirement for both parents and the school promoting the academic success and personality development of the teen’s life.
Originally posted 2009-09-20 15:04:16.