Parents lack of technical skills affects kids achievements


A new study shows that low-income parents are less likely to use these extra resources or, when they do, they do it less effectively because of differences in motivation and parenting practices.
“A key goal for low-income parents is making sure their children stay in school, so often they are more focused on monitoring whether their kids are doing homework and going to class,” said lead study author Betsy DiSalvo from Georgia Institute of Technology in the US.
“Their attention is directed towards school and not what could happen outside the classroom,” DiSalvo added.
The team interviewed 63 parents across socio-economic groups and conducted an online survey of 997 parents.
There were also differences between how high-income and lower-income parents use social networks for education.—APP