Parent Participation in Elementary Schools
I've seen a lot of posts about parent participation pre-schools, but I would love to hear about your experiences in Parent Participation schools for older (elementary school) children. I'm interested in hearing both the good and the bad. Parent participation seems to work well with toddlers and younger children, but what is it like as the kids grow older and their lives grow more complicated? Is it difficult to watch your child as they engage in the usual (or more difficult) social and academic struggles? Have you encountered parents who become overly involved, either with their children or with other children in the class? What is the dynamic like between the parents? Between the parents and the classroom teachers? Have you found that the motivations of other parents at school align with your own motivations for staying involved at that level?
Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your experiences with me!