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picks up, the country still has a significant approaches to go before meeting/surpassing the objective that was set for 2014. The objective was expressed in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) that all understudies would be capable in all subjects by 2014. As indicated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, just about third of the understudies in evaluations 4 through 8 can read and are on a capable level in math. With a specific end goal to ace these exclusive standards, it will take more than simply the educators and directors. Understudies will require more grounded parental and family association. This is the reason the PTA made six gauges that it has considered as essential for the achievement of understudies; these measures are to be utilized by folks, groups, and schools. Effect of Parental Involvement in Middle School Studies have shown having parents who are involved with their school children’s education will result in less behavioral problems from their child (Child Trend, 2013). Students develop better social skills and show improved behavior when their parents are involved at school. Studies have also shown that students are less likely to skip school, be less disruptive in class, and be more liable to do their homework when their parents are involved. One study showed that when dads are highly involved in schools, their children enjoy school more and are less likely to be suspended, expelled, or required to repeat a grade (Jones & Mosher, 2013). This study was a report basically describing how fathers involvement living with or absent from
EFFECTS OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ON CHILDREN EDUCATION 56 the home are a role model in their child’s education. This report were done in the United States during 2006-2010 using interview methods with over 2,000 men (The National Health Statistics Reports, 2010). The presence of a father in the household affects the child’s self-esteem and mental development as well as reducing behavior issues (Lamb, 1987). In the Generation X- Era, fathers, like mothers, have multiple roles- provider, disciplinarian, protector and companion; to name a few (Lamb, 1987; Marsiglio, 1993). According to Lamb (2004), the existence of the father in the household will help academically as well as will have a positive effect on the child’s mental development. Carlson (2006) stated the more the father’s involvement was in the life of the child, the less likely the level of insubordination and aggression would become an important issue. With the fathers present, the child’s self-esteem would be higher, depression, anxiety and anti- social behavior would be almost non- existent. The father’s involvement in the child’s academic success has been shown to have a positive effect on the child and his or her well-being in many areas including the lack of participation in substance abuse and gangs.

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