I present my bully preventions programs to over 200 schools each year throughout the country and the common thread behind the positive behavior success in most of those schools is parental involvement.
As a parent of two teenage children and one young adult I know that being involved and investing the time now will pay off in the end. The reason they do their homework, their respectful, are outstanding reader is because my wife and I are very involved.
We have always worked hard at being a positive role model. We watched what we said and what we did and if we messed up we always took responsibility for our actions.