Parents Expectations for Their Children’s Academic Attainment
Students with parents who are involved in their school tend to have fewer behavioural problems and better academic performance, and are more likely to complete high school than students whose parents are not involved in their school. Positive effects of parental involvement have been demonstrated at both the elementary and secondary levels across several studies, with the largest effects often occurring at the elementary level. A recent meta-analysis showed that parental involvement in school life was more strongly associated with high academic performance for middle schoolers than helping with homework.
Involvement allows parents to monitor school and classroom activities, and to coordinate their efforts with teachers to encourage acceptable classroom behaviour and ensure that the child completes schoolwork. Teachers of students with highly involved parents tend to give greater attention to those students, and they are more likely to identify at earlier stages problems that might inhibit student learning. Parental involvement in school, and positive parent-teacher interactions, have also been found to positively affect teachers’ self-perception and job satisfaction.
Research shows that students perform better in school if their fathers as well as their mothers are involved, regardless of whether the father lives with the student or no.
Differences by Household Income Level
Only about half of low-income parents expect their children to attain a bachelor's degree or higher. Household income have a very salient role in making children future. But if their income are spent in a right direction not fulfilling their desire which have no benefits in their future ,it is sometime get worst because student get freedom in their living style with a high standard status which take him away from education and get involve in negative activates like drinking alcohols smoking, and sexual harassments. For lower income parents, sometime frustrating bring hope to success in our life, because they know that if they wouldn’t get education they will have to die with hunger.in this frustrating situation he started working hard to get its goals. Parents get proud of its children because it is the consequence of their hard work
Differences by Gender
Overall, parents have higher academic expectations for girls than they do for boys, and this gender difference becomes apparent as early as sixth grade. In developing countries parents give more prefer to boys than girls in getting, who are force to working as a chaos in other people house for earning their income.
Differences by Parental Educational Attainment
Parents with higher levels of education are more likely to be involved in their children’s schools.it is very salient point to discuss that those parents, who have a professional degree of education, they have a better sense to deal with their children in which fields they want to go. Parental Educational Attainment advantage would get, if they know what type of problem our children facing in school and colleges so that they can sort out issue by discussing with them. If parents create such an environment in their home to study, then children will definitely follow it, and children must supervise by parents so that they can realize that someone supervising their activates in and outsides the school and colleges. Parents should know academic report of their children. Why they are not performing well in their studies?
Differences by Number of Activities Parents and Child
Parents who are more involved in their children's lives, as measured by the number of shared activities, are more likely to hold higher expectations for their child's education. Visiting a library together, attending a concert or play, visiting an art gallery, museum, or historical site, or going together to a zoo or aquarium were listed as the kinds of activities parents and children might have shared in the past month. Parents who do not spent time with their children, then they like to live alone, and they do not have good communication skills to encounter all the panic situation. The parents who discourage their children their self-confidence decreases and that children give up hope, and get hesitate to try it.parents should make ideal themselves so that their children learn from them.
If sort out this all issue we will soon ,voices from the children that our parents are not against us but they are actually love us and whatever they are doing only for our better future ,no body falsified from this facts. Every parents should fulfil their rights what actually they have, and this is the religion that teaches us, in this way we can lead our our life with peace of mind.-
Posted By : Attiq-ur-Rehman
Punjab University Lahore