Why are we covering this?
- It's a quick, cost-effective technique that may help your kid do better in school—who can argue with that?
- This is more evidence to show that parent involvement can make a real difference.
You probably get text reminders from your dentist's office about your upcoming appointment, and from your bank when there's suspicious activity on your account (it was just a little midnight online shopping splurge, lay off). It only makes perfect sense that the next automated message to pop up on your smartphone screen would be about your kid's missing math homework. According to research, texts home about behavior in class may improve school performance. But is it a step too far?