mom-helping-daughter-with-mathParental engagement has a significant, positive relationship with children’s academic achievement (Jeynes, 2016; Jeynes, 2012, Sheldon & Epstein, 2004; Wilder, 2014).

Involving parents as partners in the education of their children will result in higher student achievement. Consider strategies to ensure that families can set educational expectations for their children.

Student behavioral outcomes also improve with parental engagement (Dotterer & Wehrspann,2015; Hill, N. E., Castellino, D. R., Lansford, J. E., Nowlin, P., Dodge, K. A., Bates, J. E. and Pettit, G. S. (2004); Sheldon & Epstein, 2004; Wang, Hill, and Hofkens, 2014).

Parental involvement and support from teachers leads to improved behavior from students. Using positive communication techniques with parents and students builds trust to deal with potential behavioral issues.

Parental engagement is linked to improved emotional functioning in adolescents and students (Caspe & Lopez, 2006; Wang, Hill, and Hofkens, 2014; Wang & Sheikh-Khalil, 2013).

Parents’ proactive communication with teachers is a associated with decreased problem behaviors for adolescents. Engaging with parents before problems ensue increases the potential that students will experience positive behavioral outcomes. 

Children whose parents are engaged with their schools experience improved social functioning (El Nokal, Bachman, & Votruba-Drzal, 2010; Hernandez, 2000).