Parent Success Skills Manual

Helping Parents Contribute to Their Child's Education

The Parent Success Skills (PSS) program is now available. PSS is designed to support students who receive the Student Success Skills Program (grades 4-10) or the Ready for Success (grades 2-3) programs.

Parent support for core learning principles and strategies and parent involvement in the learning process is critically important (Moll, 1990). Parent involvement can affect classroom and school climates in addition to providing support for individual students (Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 2000.) The National Standards for Parent Involvement (National Parent Teacher Association, 1998) have been used as a guide in the development of PSS.

While comprehensive parenting programs have been developed in the past, none have been developed whose primary focus is to support Student Success Skills being simultaneously taught in school. It is our contention that by teaching parents basic principles for successful parenting (e.g. collaborative problem solving, encouragement, logical consequences) in the context of supporting student success skill development, achievement outcomes will be further enhanced. The PSS program is not intended to teach parents how to teach reading or math but how to use key strategies introduced through the Student Success Skills or Ready for Success Programs to help students become more successful.

The PSS program includes a trainer manual with CD that contains four 1 ½ hour parent workshops PowerPoint presentations. The four parent workshops are designed to build upon one another and are also built to stand alone. Therefore a parent may choose to attend only one or all four.

The PSS program is published by Atlantic Education Consultants, Boca Raton, FL. Phone - 561-451-9719. The cost is $75.00 and $8.00 for shipping and handling.