"Be an active participant in your child's education by asking him about his day, checking his backpack daily for home/school communication and attending parent-teacher conferences and school activities," says Palladino. "Work with your child's teacher to assure the best possible educational experience for your child. Share any concerns about your child with his teacher as needed, as well as listen to teacher concerns. Let your student know that you value education. Students whose parents are actively involved in their education achieve greater success."