Parental Involvement Positively Influences Educational Outcomes

//Parental Involvement Positively Influences Educational Outcomes

The major educational outcomes of the involvement of parents are the child’s development of skills and knowledge, as well as a personal sense of efficacy for succeeding in school.

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. When parents are involved, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school. From birth children are goal directed to experiment and learn from each experience.


Just as a scaffolding is put up to support the structure of the building as it is being built and gradually taken down as the building is able to stand on its own, a parent needs to provide the necessary support for a child to allow them to safely and productively explore and learn from their environment. As the child matures and develops mastery, the scaffolding is removed or changed to allow the child to become more independent. In case the child is not yet ready, the support is reinstated and then gradually withdrawn once again.

Parental involvement needs to be the greatest with young children. This involvement not only improves a child’s morale, attitude and academic achievement across all subject areas, but it also promotes better behaviour and social adjustment. Encourage your child to spend more leisure time reading than watching television. Talk with the child and communicate positive behaviours, values and character traits.

To conclude, parent involvement helps children to grow up to be productive and responsible members of the society.