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--what the research says!
A new study has shown
that "Children whose
parents were more involved
across elementary school
years had fewer problem
behaviors and better social
skills." (Journal of Child
According to the study, when parents
were more involved in the school (by
increasing the amount of visits to the
school and by encouraging educational
progress at home), childrens
problematic behaviors (including
aggressive, disruptive, anxiety and
depression) decreased. At
the same time childrens cooperation
and self-control improved.
"The study shows that parents
continue to wield considerable
influence on children's development
through elementary school."
The message here is: