Parent Involvement Strategies
Self-Esteem/Positive Life Skills
- Praise your child's accomplishments
- Be supportive (through companionship) by sharing ideas and thoughts
- Develop a keen eye (monitor) what your child is absorbing (books, TV programs, videos, games, etc.)
- Model the behavior you want your child to follow
- Compare your child only with him/herself
- Encourage decision-making and problem- solving
- Be a good listener
- Hold your child responsible for his/her school work and their share of family chores
- Use positive statements in communicating with your child
- Discipline with love and firmness
- Expose your children (of all ages) to a variety of work experiences/careers
- Provide your child with volunteer opportunities to help others in the community
- Teach character development traits by using appropriate role model
Six Types of Parental Involvement
Parenting: establishing home environments that support your children as students.
Volunteering: participating in organized, meaningful volunteer activities at school.
Learning at Home: helping your children with homework and other learning activities.
Decision Making: becoming involved in school planning decisions about school spending, policies, and practices. (i.e. PTA, PTO, fundraisers, advisory councils, etc.)
Collaborating with Community: suggesting resources and services to assist the school in the educational process.
needed at home, school and in adult life (mutual respect, responsibility, spirituality, etc.)
Health, Safety, and Fitness
Help your child review materials for tests