ERIC Number: ED307674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Parents To Help Their Children Succeed in School: What Research Says about Supplementary Home Instruction.
Newman, Joan A.
Research entered into the ERIC system in the 1980s strongly endorses supplementary home instruction as a way for parents to improve their children's chances of success in school. At children's earliest ages, parents seem most successful when provided with information on child development and activities useful at certain stages of children's development. With preschoolers, the research supports reading aloud to children, encouraging exploration of the concrete world, and expanding children's experiences through trips, home activities, and viewing and discussing television together. When children enter school, parents can pursue supplementary activities sent home by teachers for the first three grades and reinforce school activities for the remaining grades. Throughout their children's growing years, parents of the most successful children model behaviors most likely to help them do well--being hardworking and active, doing their best, putting work before play, and stressing self-discipline. Other helpful parent characteristics include being interested in children's interests, listening to children, being responsive to them, and respecting children even when they make mistakes. (76 references) (Author/MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Service District 189, Mt. Vernon, WA.