Parents' Literacy

Parents' Literacy and Their Children's Success in School: Recent Research, Promising Practices, and Research Implications (full text)

an article reviewing the literature

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Auerbach's work also shows that "indirect factors including frequency of children's outings with adults, number of maternal outings, emotional climate of the home, amount of time spent interacting with adults, level of financial stress, enrichment activities, and parental involvement with the schools had a stronger effect on many aspects of reading and writing than did direct literacy activities, such as help with homework" (Auerbach, 1989).