Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Parenting, Not Schools, Drives Academic Success

Parenting, Not Schools, Drives Academic Success

According to a scholastic study conducted by Dr. Toby Parcel, a professor of sociology at North Carolina State University, parents are more important to their children’s academic success than the school system itself. By involving themselves in their children’s school-sponsored events and assigned homework, parents can have a profound effect on their child’s learning experience. Developing key relationship elements such as open communication and trust are important. Experiences the school can offer, such as extracurricular activities, are important as well, but the family aspect of a student’s life has been shown to be more influential towards their success.

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