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  • Parental involvement in children's schooling consistently beneficial, study finds

    Photo of psychology professor Eva Pomerantz and graduate student Michael Barger

    University of Illinois psychology professor Eva Pomerantz and postdoctoral research associate Michael Barger suggest in a new study that while children benefit emotionally, socially and academically from their parents’ involvement in their schooling, that’s not always the case when parents help with homework.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Eva Pomerantz, call 217-244-2538; email

    To reach Michael Barger, email or

    The study “The relation between parents’ involvement in children’s schooling and children’s adjustment: A meta-analysis” is available from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1037/bul0000201