Preparing for the New School Year: SUCCESS BEGINS AT HOME

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					Preparing for the New School Year: SUCCESS BEGINS AT HOME
Christine C Kim
USA Today; Jul 2009; 138, 2770; Docstoc
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Description: [...] the solution to improving educational outcomes begins at home, by strengthening marriage and promoting stable family formation and parental involvement "Perhaps the most profound change in the American family over the past four decades," writes sociologist Paul Amato, "has been the decline in the share of children growing up in households with biological parents." Parental monitoring is associated with fewer school problems, less substance use, and reduced delinquency. [...] it is linked positively to social development academic grades, and school engagement such as paying attention in class and being motivated to do well in school.
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