The Importance of Parent-Teacher Associations in Schools Bakersfield CA

In the wake of globalization in Bakersfield, homes with working parents are a common sight. Parents tend to spend 10-12 hours outside home and hardly get to spend quality time with their children. This is the situation at home. It gets worse when it comes to school.

Kathleen M Y Ritter
(661) 327-7010
Bakersfield, CA
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Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
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Burke Daniel
(661) 487-0940
1326 H St Ste 3
Bakersfield, CA

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Vicki Van Winkle, MFT
(707) 537-1644
4527 Montgomery Drive Suite H
Santa Rosa, CA
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Licensed in California
13 Years of Experience
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Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersona
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Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Carmel, CA
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Linda Levinson, LCSW
(310) 202-0262
1494 South Robertson Blvd #203
Los Angeles, CA
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33 Years of Experience
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Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Tra
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Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Jeffrey W Cheney
(661) 731-3925
Cheney & Associates1326 H Street
Bakersfield, CA
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Relationship Issues, Divorce, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
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School: Iowa State University
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Ms. Paula Phelps
(800) 842-4105
5199 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
15 Years of Experience
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Aging, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Education/Personal De
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HelpPro.com
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Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Sara Cote
(661) 713-2725
25050 Peachland Ave. Suite 250
Newhall, CA
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Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in California
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Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
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Children of Divorce, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
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HelpPro.com
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Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Lee Ann Hart, LCSW
(310) 375-8981
24050 Madison St Suite 100-S
Torrance, CA
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
25 Years of Experience
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Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
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Children of Divorce, Step Families
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HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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HELENE GINSBERG LCSW
(530) 341-1523
341 Broadway #400B
Chico, CA
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
11 Years of Experience
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Adoption/Foster Care, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Disorders
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Children of Divorce, Twins, Disabled, Step Families, Gifted
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HelpPro.com
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Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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The Importance of Parent-Teacher Associations in Schools

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Author: Jack Meijer

In the wake of globalization, homes with working parents are a common sight. Parents tend to spend 10-12 hours outside home and hardly get to spend quality time with their children. This is the situation at home. It gets worse when it comes to school.

Most working parents are oblivious to activities at school. Their involvement with the academics and co curricular activities of their children is very limited. Academicians believe that parents’ involvement with the child is crucial to the child’s overall development. In order to ensure parents’ involvement in their wards’ academics, many schools have Parent Teacher Associations and Student Councils.

Parent teacher associations are formed involving students, teachers and parents. Many activities are conducted through the association with a motive of engaging the parents in a child’s school activities. It is also a chance for the parents to meet the teachers and talk to them about their concerns and make queries regarding the school and their child. Often, suggestions made by parents are considered by the school authorities. On the other hand, parents also get a lot of tips on how to help their children excel at school and otherwise.

Students benefit most out of parent teacher associations since the association becomes a promise of extended support both at home and at school. In many schools, developmental activities like seminars, lectures, competitions are organized as a part of the association activity.

Parent teacher association can become building blocks of a child’s overall development. It promotes organized monitoring of the child’s activities at school and at home, which may otherwise get neglected. With the percentage of working parents steadily increasing, it is important for all schools to have parent teacher associations.

About the Author:

I work as a consultant counselor in several international schools in bangalore and have been assisting elementary student councils and middle student councils and other school council associations to excel in their duties.

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