Good parents stay involved

Tips for supporting your child during school year

Published On: Aug 31 2011 09:35:01 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 13 2013 09:55:55 AM EDT

It was easy to show up for your child's Little League games over the summer ... but how can you, as a parent, continue that level of involvement and support during the school year?

Many school districts and teachers work hard to get parents involved with their kids' educations. Studies have shown that students learn more effectively when there is a high level of parental involvement.

Schools and parent-teacher groups like the PTA continually work to implement programs that will include parents in their children's educations, such as parents' night, family workshops and take-home activities.

Here are some things that parents can do to stay involved in their kids' school lives.

Fostering a healthy relationship with your child's teacher is important. Here are some tips from ParentSoup.com to help create an effective relationship: