Today's parents are not like the ones of just a few years ago. They are busier. The pressures they face are daunting. Most are working, sometimes at several jobs. Fewer families eat together or teach their children to accept the consequences of their behavior. Fewer attend school activities. More want the school to do it all. But schools and parents have to work together. Parents now want brief, to-the-point materials to help them be a powerful influence on student success, materials to help support their children's learning. Schools distribute millions of copies of materials from The Parent Institute each year--because they work. As one delighted parent said, "They're great and I can read them while the microwave is running!" The Parent Institute understands what parents are looking for and we are dedicated to providing the materials.