The Influence of Parental Involvement in Academic Accomplishment

It is not wise to underestimate the academic success of any student being impact by parental involvement. As the fact is a student’s academic accomplishment is majorly influenced by the type of support the child is receiving at home beside the significant roles played by genetics, work ethics, and brain power. Students are most likely to achieve straight As and enjoy schooling if they are fifty percent supported by their parents. In contrast to this, students who do not receive significant support from their parents are most likely to fail academically. Such cases are quite apparent in the initial schooling years, especially in Kindergarten through the fifth grade. This is the period where students are most likely to succeed if they have active parents and those who are involved in their studies.

However, once the children enter into middle school, the impact decreases slowly mainly due to the fact that these years are mostly when they are starting to become mature adults. Yet still, a difference of around 20% is still present. It has been found that at least one of the parent must be involved in student’s academics. Having a supportive father or either a supportive mother makes a huge positive difference as far as the student’s behavior is concerned/ Slightly higher grades can be acquired by those students who instead of a supportive mother more have a supportive father.

K-5 is mostly the class that appears to be one of the crucial periods for support of parents in student’s academic success. Moreover, in school readiness, it is also one of the crucial periods for the support of parents. As a huge impact is left by the parents on the child’s performed before he/she steps into primary school. Parents must teach their children to count, must read them to every night, and must introduce them to alphabets in their childhood age. It also has been found that besides all of the factors, the individual educational accomplishment of the parent also plays a significant role and is correlated to the involvement of parents in school readiness.

Parents who have high academic degrees are mostly to be more involved in their children’s academic success in comparison to those with less comparative educational degrees. A significant difference of around 15% has been witnessed with respect to the educational degrees of the parents. Parents who are less educated are found to be least involved in their children’s academic success.