Parents play a huge role in their child's education, although it seems obviously to say. I would argue that in the secondary school setting most of their influence is felt in their attitude towards education and school. It still holds a lot of truth while the following quote from "The Teacher and the School" published in 1910 might be dated in some way: he schools of the community may be little better than training places in shiftless habits, incompetence, disregard for the law, and even positive immorality if he parents of any community are indifferent to the best interests and the proper training of their children, if they elect unfit men as school officers, if they permit petty quarrels and jealousies to interfere with the administration of the school, if they try to run the schools on the cheapest basis, if they encourage tardiness, irregular attendance, and insubordination in their children. It's not so much about parents understanding the material and helping students when they have difficulties that is of utmost importance. Instead, it is the way that parents talk about school and education in other words. Students will have a greater chance of success in case they make comments that support the teacher, the school, and learning in general.

Secondary education

Of course there is a lot more to student success than this. They have to have an attitude that learning and school is a good and positive thing to give their children the greatest chance, however. Parents and family can hinder their child's education by both overt and subtle means. Many times in my life I've overheard parents talk to their children about their school or their teacher in terms that would make anyone lose respect for it. There are also many subtle ways that parents hinder education. If they allow students to complain without trying to show them the positives of education. If they allow their child to blame their actions on their teachers. Actually, simply supporting their child without learning all the facts and accusing the teachers of wrongdoing can cause students to lose respect for the school. This does not mean that there are not bad teachers, because there are. Students can help education by being supportive of education in general. Sure kids will complain. Parents can listen, but they should refrain from joining in with the complaints. Instead they could present reasons why school is so important and advice to make it more manageable. As a teacher, in case a student gets in trouble with a teacher, it is important to get all the facts, it is nosimilarly. It is important for me to remember that when he brings home a t uncommon for a parent to say that they "never lie as a parent of school-aged children. Much of being supportive with a school is simply having a positive attitude towards education in general. Everyone has good and bad teachers. You might even need to discuss the fact that not all teachers are the same with your student and give them extra support.