Want your kids to perform well academically? Well, then make sure that you are educated enough, suggests a new study.
“If you want your kids to do well in school, then the amount of education you get yourself is important. This may mean that parents need to go back to school,” said Pamela Davis-Kean, a psychologist at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR).
“A growing number of large-scale, long-term studies now show that increasing parental education beyond high school is strongly linked to increasing language ability in children.
“Even after controlling for parental income, marital status and a host of other factors, we find that the impact of parental education remains significant,” Davis-Kean added.
For the study researchers examined the long-term effects of parental education on children’s success in school and work, beginning when children are eight years old and extending until they are age 48.
They also examined how language skills and school readiness of three-year-olds are positively affected when mothers return to school.
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