Engagement by a parent, grandparent, custodial parent is critical for success. The more a parent works with his or her children the more likely it will be for that child to experience success at school. In fact, just 15 minutes a day of active engagement is helpful.. Obviously more time and involvement leads to greater gains. Also it is very important for parents to promote excellent attendance by making sure the child is in school every day. Watch this video from our partner America’s Promise Alliance for more information.