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All teachers experience the frustration of trying to involve parents and getting little response.
Teachers complain that parents do not come to conferences or school open houses, check homework, or answer notes.
This leads some teachers to conclude that parents do not care about their children's education.
While it is true that the emotional problems of a few parents may be so great as to prevent them from becoming involved with their children's education, most parents do care a great deal.
This caring is not, however, always evidenced by parent attendance at school events.
There are a number of reasons for parents' inability to become involved and teachers need to consider these before dismissing parents as uninterested.
For many parents, lack of time is a major impediment. Working parents are often unable to attend school events during the day.
Evenings are the only time these parents have to spend with their children, and they may choose to spend time with their family rather than attend meetings at school.
For many, apparently uninvolved parents, school was not a positive experience and they feel inadequate in a school setting.
Some parents, who are uninvolved in school may not understand the importance of their involvement, or may think they do not have the skills to be able to help. - Kids Source