Research shows that parental involvement can result in higher test scores, positive attitudes, and good behavior. If you are a parent looking for practical, hands-on suggestions to help your child succeed in school, look no further! This guide offers advice in promoting academic success among all students. Features: * Real-life stories of parents and their fears about their children's education and their own parenting skills. * Advice to help parents give their children unlimited advantages. * Examples, guides, and tips to get every parent started. The author details six "secrets" that, when mastered will help any child be more successful: 1. Establishing high expectations and setting goals to achieve these expectations 2. Promoting a positive sense of self 3. How to educate your children about at-risk behaviors 4. How to get involved and stay involved in your children's education 5. Modeling and teaching effective organization 6. How to instill values that lead to positive decisions For all parents and guardians.
Meline M. Kevorkian, EdD, is associate dean for master's and educational specialist programs for the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University. She is a columnist at the Miami Herald and her experience includes teachiing and administrative positions in both public and private schools from preschool through the university level.
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1 Educational Values, High Expectations, and Goals Chapter 3 2 Your Child's Perceptions of Self Chapter 4 3 Educating Children about At-Risk Behaviors Chapter 5 4 Parental Involvement Chapter 6 5 Effective Organization Chapter 7 6 Values Chapter 8 7 You Make the Difference Part 9 References Part 10 About the Author