While children are younger, parents are require to sign off on homework or report cards. However, as a student grows older, they become more independent – but that does not mean parents should not be involved, according to The Huffington Post.
It is very important for parents to stay involved, as it helps their children succeed well into high school, college and even their first job. Helping kids with work and keeping up with their grades is imperative, as is gearing up for college with them, according to the news source.
Additionally, parents may also want to work with the school so their child succeeds, which is usually the goal for both the parent and the high school, the media outlet reports.
According to the National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools, a number of studies have been conducted which back up the idea that parent involvement enhances students academics. The benefits include higher grade point averages, enrollment in challenging programs and more classes passed and credits achieved. In addition, the students have higher attendance rate, improved behavior at home as well as school, and overall better social skills.