Parenting for School Success:
A Guide for Parents
In many ways, parents are the most important teachers children will ever have. In this colorful 20-page booklet, busy parents will find practical ideas to help them be more involved and more effective in their children's school success.
Accessing the Booklet
University of Minnesota Extension is no longer printing and selling hard copies of the Partnering for School Success: A Guide for Parents booklets. Instead, you can access the PDF of the booklet from this website, and print or share them as needed.
Download the English booklet: Partnering for School Success: A Guide for Parents (1.6 MB PDF)
Customizing the Booklet
You can partner with us to customize and print the Partnering for School Success: A Guide for Parents booklet for your organization. We can:
- Add your organization’s logo and contact information.
- Customize the list of resources that is in the booklet.
- Swap in different photos to make the booklet more appealing for your audience.
- Make other customizations as desired.
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This handbook was developed in 2008 by Kathleen A. Olson, Colleen Gengler, Joanne L. Musich, and Patricia Stoppa, Extension Educators — Family Resiliency; and Madeleine Alberts, Program Leader — Children, Youth & Family Consortium. It was revised July 2016 by Kathleen A. Olson.
Family Engagement Tools — Get resources to strengthen your engagement and communication with parents.
Partnering for School Success Take and Teach Lessons — Find short lesson plans that can be used with parents to help them better support their children's education.
Positive Discipline: A Guide for Parents — Review tips for overcoming common parenting challenges from birth through early elementary years. Booklet available in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali; customization is also available.
Back to School (27:04) — Positive Parenting cable TV show — Gain a better understanding of why parent's involvement in their children's education is so critical for their school success. This video features Katheen A. Olson, Program Director — Partnering for School Success.