Want to play a positive role in your teen’s education? Latisha Ross, Ph.D., a research associate with Youth-Nex, suggests creating an environment where open communication is welcome so that your teen knows they can come to you and talk about what’s going on at school. Check in with your teen regularly about their experiences and needs. Empower your teen. Tell them, ‘You have a voice, and you can use it!’ Offer ways your child can be an advocate for themselves. When parents are supportive and encouraging, adolescents are more engaged, have higher grades, and a higher sense of well-being.