Dads Family Life Parents Radio Shows — 01 August 2012
The Role of Dads in Children’s Education

The important role fathers have in their children’s education.

Dads and Education

There’s a lot of research that shows children who have dads who care and get involved with their education do better in school. But when a child is having a tough time in school and even failing courses and tests, sometimes the best thing a father can do to help is to lighten up. Richard Selznick, author of The Shutdown Learner says having a little fun one-on-one time with Dad can do a child a lot of good. “I think Dads can often play a role in doing non-academic activities such as building something together, a project, helping around the house, going for a hike, anything like that that can be a little bit more encouraging and supportive that doesn’t involve the confrontation of school and yelling and all of that. So if you can change the atmosphere a bit with your child, I think that they would find that really helpful.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Richard Selznick, Director of the Cooper Learning Center and author of The Shut Down Learner.

From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report”, hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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