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Parent Involvement | Parenting Course
by Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D., Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D., and Jane M. Healy, Ph.D.,

Help parents get over their fears, increase their parent involvement and join the parenting course!

Use Parents on Board to fulfill your parent involvement goals. With this lively, video-based parenting course, you will show parents how to help their children with schoolwork, how to set up a study-smart environment at home, and how to support the school's discipline plan.

All parents want their children to succeed in school. So why do they hesitate to get involved? You've probably heard these before:

"The teacher is going to laugh at me when she realizes how little I remember."
"I hated school. Why would I want to go back?"
"I'm embarrassed that my English isn't very good."
"There's nothing I can do to help—that's why I send them to school!"

But parents are a child's #1 teacher. Parent involvement in education is a must.

Parents on Board is a video-based parenting course that will help you break down those barriers. The humorous video and you-can-do-it philosophy will encourage parents to join your education team.

They will learn how to support academics—even if they think they've forgotten everything
They will learn to relate to school personnel as equal partners—not the intimidating authority figures of the past
They will learn that their encouragement is absolutely vital to their children's school success
They will meet and forge friendships with other parents
The program is even available in Spanish!
One program kit. Everything you need.

The Parents on Board program, by Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D., Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D., and Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., is research-based and gives parents the tools to help their children get the best education possible.

No sweat—it's easy to lead a group with the materials in this kit!
The Leader’s Guide, included in the Program Kit version of the program, gives you step-by-step instructions on when to show the video portions and how to lead the discussions. Parents follow along with the Parent's Guide.

Fill your classes with the special "parent preview" video
The Program Kit version of the Parents on Board program includes directions for a special 30-minute promotional presentation. Designed as a mini-seminar, "Helping Your Child Succeed in School: An Introduction to Parent Involvement" includes video snippets and is an excellent way for you to publicize the workshop to groups of parents (such as PTA meetings).

Also available in Spanish
The Video Library version of this program is also available in Spanish. Click here for more information.

Increase parent involvement in your school
in just three sessions:

Session I:
- Children’s learning styles
- Providing the right study environment
- Building positive parent-teacher relationships

Session II:
- Promoting positive and cooperative behavior
- Encouraging and motivating children
- Supporting teachers and the school
  discipline plan

Session III:
- Why parents should help with academics
- Strengthening children’s language and
  reading skills
- Helping with writing, spelling, math and science

Parents On Board program kit

Parents on Board
Standard Program Kit

Preview the materials free for 30 days!

 This program is available in 3 convenient formats.
Click on the title for more information or to order.

Program Kit
All you need for a complete
video-and-discussion program.

Video Library
A series of 3 DVDs for your library or resource center. Also available in Spanish or as part of an online video library.

Lunch & Learn
An easy way to offer a series
of very short parenting classes.