Newsworthy: Parenting, Not Schools, Determine a Child’s Success

October 12, 2012  |  

Don’t put all the pressure on your kid’s 5th grade science teacher. Research shows that what you’re doing at home weighs more than what happens solely in the classroom.

The Times of India reports:

The research was conducted by researchers from North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University and the University of California, Irvine.

“Our study shows that parents need to be aware of how important they are, and invest time in their children – checking homework, attending school events and letting kids know school is important,” said Dr. Toby Parcel, a professor of sociology at NC State and co-author of a paper on the work.

“That’s where the payoff is,” he stated.

MommyNoire family, how involved are you in your children’s lives? Are you apart of a PTA or do you help lead any extracurricular activities?

Source: The Times of India
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