“Parental engagement in education has proven to be significant to children’s academic success. Research suggests that when parents are involved in their children’s schooling, children tend to be motivated learners, have high educational aspirations, get good grades, and experience a sense of school belonging (Cheung &Pomerantz, 2012)”. This reigns true for general education and exceptional education students.


The role of family support impacts whether a child will be successful during fundamental stages of academia. When parents have been well educated themselves, they tend to focus more on their child’s academic needs, quality of education and insuring that their social-emotional needs are being met. Less educated parents generally want better for their students, therefore they encourage them to reach for greater heights achieved than them.