New York Times’ columnist Tom Friedman has just published a pretty interesting column on the importance of parent involvement, though I do wish he had a better headline than “How About Better Parents?”
In it, he highlights a a couple of new studies (and includes links to them) and quotes one researcher:
Schleicher explained to me that “just asking your child how was their school day and showing genuine interest in the learning that they are doing can have the same impact as hours of private tutoring. It is something every parent can do, no matter what their education level or social background.”
I’m adding this post to The Best Ideas On How Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed Academically.