– According to a new study by researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, the style of parenting has an influence on the academic achievement of African American boys as they transition from preschool to kindergarten.

– The mothers of the kids who got the best results were generally more engaged in intentional teaching and literacy activities. Those moms were also more ready to play games with their children or take them on errands. This study confirms, once again, the heavy and positive influence of parent-child interactions in the long run. The children who performed well at the start but declined later tended to come from families with less involved parents.