City Weekend Home & Office: Parent Involvement: Establishing an Effective Balance

These days, there seems to be a label for just about any type of parents, correspondent to the parent’s level of involvement with their child’s schoolwork, or in the classroom. Terms such as “helicopter parent” and “tiger mom” are used in everyday conversation, often with a controversial insinuation. At the same time, education experts are in agreement that parent involvement is crucial to a student’s success, and acknowledge that little or no involvement with their child’s school work can have negative consequences. According to Ms Elizabeth Noske, a Learning Support Teacher at YCIS Shanghai, the path to establishing this crucial balance is not a secret.

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