Parent involvement is crucial to the health and well-being of a child. As a parent, you are the most important influence in your child’s success in school and in life. In this role, you have a fresh opportunity every day to get involved with your child.
Parent involvement in children’s education allows kids to perform better in school, and navigate more easily some of the challenges of growing up, such as bullying.
PTA is committed to being the leading resource for parent involvement. We offer comprehensive resources for helping parents get involved and stay involved in the lives of their children.
Play 60, Read 30
Chris Draft, former NFL linebacker and National PTA Ambassador, encourages kids to get a library card this summer and read at least 5 books – Stay active physically and mentally, play 60 and read 30. Watch PSA.
Make Time to Listen…Take Time to Talk
The 15+ Make Time to Listen…Take Time to Talk campaign is based on the premise that parents who talk with their children about what is happening in their lives are better able to guide their children toward more positive, skill-enhancing activities and friendships. The campaign provides practical guidance for parents and caregivers on how to strengthen their relationship with their children by spending at least 15 minutes of daily, undivided time with them and focusing on them.
Connect With Kids
Georgia PTA has partnered with Atlanta-based CWK Network/Connect with Kids to bring important and innovative educational resources to families. CWK Network is known as “the CNN of children’s issues,” producing weekly television news stories and the Emmy® award-winning television series, Connect with Kids — shown eight times each year on 70 top television stations as well as in thousands of schools nationwide. Connect with Kids programs focus on today’s youth issues and feature real students sharing their true stories about topics such as bullying, drugs, drinking, safety, peer pressure, ethics, dating, body image – more than 100 programs in all. Research shows the programs improve student behavior in the classroom, and encourage increased communication between children and their parents. Connect with Kids also received the 2005 Parents’ Choice Award.
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