Peggy Link, Parent Involvement Coordinator
Phone: 573.674.3211 x 230 | Email: email@example.com
Website Links for Parent Involvement
Tons of links and helps from the United States Department of Education site.
Family Education Network
At this site you will find information about learning at home
and at school; links to school websites and other related sites;
updates on education related legislation; numerous activities and tips
for parents; and a forum for discussion of related topics.
A website dedicated to providing resources and information to make parenting rewarding, effective and fun!
Parents as Teachers Resource Center
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a parent education and family
support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their
child enters kindergarten, usually age 5.
A website whose goal is to support Missouri families in making the best choices possible for their families.
Parent Involvement Page on DESE
This page is on the Department of Secondary and Elementary
Education site in the state of Missouri. There are lots of links for
help with reading, math, information about Title I, etc.
- Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do homework.
Avoid having your child do homework with the television on or in places with other distractions.
- Make sure the materials your child needs, such as paper, pencils and a dictionary, are available.
- Help your child with time management.
Establish a set time each day for doing homework. Don't let
your child leave homework until just before bedtime. Think about using
a weekend morning or afternoon for working on big projects,
especially if the project involves getting together with classmates.
- Be positive about homework.
Tell your child how important school is. The attitude you
express about homework will be the attitude your child acquires.
- When your child does homework, you do homework.
Show your child that the skills they are learning are
related to things you do as an adult. If your child is reading, you
read too. If your child is doing math, balance your checkbook.
- When your child asks for help, provide guidance, not answers.
Giving answers means your child will not learn the material.
Too much help teaches your child that when the going gets rough,
someone will do the work for him or her.
- When the teacher asks that you play a role in homework, do it.
Cooperate with the teacher. It shows your child that the
school and home are a team. Follow the directions given by the
- Stay informed.
Talk with your child's teacher. Make sure you know the purpose of homework and what your child's class rules are.
- Watch your child for signs of failure and frustration.
Let your child take a short break if she is having trouble keeping her mind on an assignment.
- Reward progress in homework.
If your child has been successful in homework completion and
is working hard, celebrate that success with a special event (e.g., a
game with you, a walk, a trip to the park) to reinforce the