Fathers' Role in Their Children's Education

Question: What can a father do to help in his children's education? - Seeking a Role

Answer: Children do better in school when their fathers are involved in their education. Because fathers often work during the day, you might have limited opportunity to visit your children's schools. However, you can do these things at home to help your children learn:

  • Help with homework.
  • Read to your children.
  • Express high expectations for your children's learning and behavior, both at home and at school.
  • Encourage your children to talk about school.
  • Praise your children.
  • Be a role model in getting work done before play.
  • Stress the importance of work and achievement.