Parental involvement is defined as parents' engagement in a child's life across multiple settings (home, school, community) as he or she matures into adulthood. Parental involvement can benefit children in several ways: satisfying psychological needs, learning more, building advanced thinking skills, developing social skills, or understanding their school culture to succeed in school. Parental involvement can differ across children's ages, countries, and parents.

Emotional and Cognitive Benefits

When parents regularly engage with their children, respond to their concerns and warmly encourage them, they help them develop trust and feel emotionally safe and connected. Parents can help children develop their autonomy by letting them explore and succeed independently to build their self-esteem. When parents commit their time to develop caring relationships with their children, their children often have ...

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