This chapter focuses on how fathers' involvement can complement and reinforce school efforts, the particular focus fathers can bring to supporting children's education, and the positive outcomes on a child's education when fathers are positively involved. Outcomes include school readiness, improvement in academic achievement, and fewer child behavior problems. 23 references. (Author abstract modified)
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Using longitudinal data from a sample of 451 families with a child in eighth grade at the time of study, three research questions have been addressed: First, the study explored the ways in which mothers and fathers differ with regard to four parenting styles. Second, the study examined the manner in which individual parenting styles combine to form family parenting styles. Finally, the study investigated the extent to which these various styles are related to delinquency, depression, and school commitment for adolescents. Regardless of reporter, the most common family parenting styles are…
This booklet works hard to show fathers that they, too, have an important role to play in their children's day-to-day lives. Fathers taking an interest in their children's lives in and out of school helps children learn that Dad wants the best for them and is willing to spend his time, energy, and effort to see that they get it. (Author abstract)
This tool will help you assess the degree to which your school's operations encourage father involvement in the activities and programs offered by your school.
This fact sheet lists 10 ways parents can encourage reading in school children from the ages of 5-12.
As a parent or caregiver, you play an important role in your child's academic achievement. By taking steps to get involved in your child's education, you can bridge the gap between home and school to ensure your child's success in learning and in life. The research-based tips in this article provide both practical guidance. (Author abstract)
The relationship between fathers, reading, and children's well being is documented and specific benefits of joint book reading for fathers and their children are identified. Practical suggestions on how fathers can use reading to strengthen their children's literacy skills and overall quality of the father-child relationship are offered. The impact of the Fathers Reading Every Day program is highlighted. 18 references.
A resource from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this tip sheet provides advice on how to communicate with teachers and other leaders at your child's school if you're dealing with bullying.
This guide is intended for PTAs to promote male involvement in schools, PTAs, and children's lives.