Parents should take part in Parenting Day

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 8, 2005

Alabama public schools will hold a Parenting Day on Monday, Oct. 17, which offers an excellent chance for parents to get out and visit with their children's teachers. Teachers in public schools throughout Butler County will be available to parents from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in their respective classrooms on that day. Report cards will be handed out and parents will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have about their children's education.

Parents who take an active, vital interest in how their children are doing in school are essential in guiding those same children's futures. While some parents see the school year as a chance to &#8221take a break“ from raising their children, the truth is that becoming an energetic participant in your child's education will result in an enthusiastic response from your child. Our teachers are there to offer knowledge to our students, while also encouraging them towards bigger and better things. It is up to the student to accept that knowledge and encouragement. Active parents in the school system, however, go a long way towards seeing their children are both assisted and motivated in becoming intelligent students.

We encourage each and every parent to take time on Oct. 17 to visit with their children's teachers. However, we also encourage parents to become involved with their children's education on a daily basis at home.

Learning involves not just the child, but also the parents.