ERIC Number: ED489015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Six Secrets for Parents to Help Their Kids Achieve in School
Kevorkian, Meline M.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Research shows that parental involvement can result in higher test scores, positive attitudes, and good behavior. This book is for parents looking for practical, hands-on suggestions to help their child succeed in school. This guide offers advice in promoting academic success among all students. The book features: (1) Real-life stories of parents and their fears about their children's education and their own parenting skills; (2) Advice to help parents give their children unlimited advantages; and (3) Examples, guides, and tips to get every parent started. The author continues with six "secrets" that, when mastered will help any child be more successful: (1) Establishing high expectations and setting goals to achieve these expectations; (2) Promoting a positive sense of self; (3) How to educate your children about at-risk behaviors; (4) How to get involved and stay involved in your children's education; (5) Modeling and teaching effective organization; and (6) How to instill values that lead to positive decisions. This book is for all parents and guardians. After an introduction, this book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Educational Values, High Expectations, and Goals; (2) Your Child's Perceptions of Self; (3) Educating Children about At-Risk Behaviors; (4) Parental Involvement; (5) Effective Organization; (6) Values; and (7) You Make the Difference. A list of references and information about the author conclude the book.
Descriptors: Parent Responsibility, Parent School Relationship, Academic Achievement, Parent Participation, Guidelines, Goal Orientation, Self Esteem, Risk, Role Models, Expectation, Values
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