The Benefits of Being Involved at School
For so little pain there’s so much to gain when it comes to being involved in your child’s school.
What You Need to Know
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, parents who are involved with their schools can expect their kids to have:
- higher grades and test scores,
- better attendance,
- higher motivation and better self-esteem,
- decreased use of drugs or alcohol,
- less violent behavior, and
- a greater chance of getting into college.
How You Can Help
Seems there’s no downside to being involved at school. Here are some specific ways to do it.
- Attend PTA meetings and parent-teacher days even if they’re not always convenient. Offer to volunteer when they need a hand with events, field trips, or letter writing.
- Network with other parents. Plan a lunch with parents of children at your child’s school every month or so to talk and swap war stories.
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