Twenty-six million American families have elementary school-aged children. Many of these parents are plagued with a wide range of questions and doubts about how to help their children succeed in school: How do I choose the best school for my child? Do good parents have to join the PTO? What's the best way to request a particular teacher? What should I ask in a parent-teacher conference? How can I convince my child not to do homework in front of the TV? What do I do if my child isn't being challenged at school? How can I help my child get organized so he doesn't forget to do his homework?
Some families eventually learn the answers to these questions through trial and error, but for many, this information trickles in too slowly to optimally benefit their children. School Sense: How to Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School gives parents a head start by providing them with the information they need to make the most of their children's elementary school experience.