What are the keys to your childs college success? One big key is you, dad.
Author and sociology professor W. Bradford Wilcox wrote about this for The Atlantic. He wrote: I find that young adults who as teens had involved fathers are significantly more likely to graduate from college. And Wilcox provides research results to back that up.
He also lists four benefits of involved fathers that boost childrens educational success:
1) Providing homework help, counsel, or knowledge that helps them succeed at school.
2) Helping children steer clear of risky behaviorsfrom delinquency to teenage pregnancythat might prevent them from completing college.
3) Fostering a family environment that is generally conducive to learning (characterized by a mix of engagement, affection, and supervision).
4) Often, contributing financial support for college.