When a child leaves his home for school it matters what type of environment his is leaving whether he will have a productive day.  Children that live in dangerous or stressful environments are more likely not to retain scholastic information during a day at school.  Living in impoverished conditions is one of the major reasons that children are unable to learn.  Children that live in dangerous neighborhoods, the home is a drug environment, the family is constantly moving, and their parents are young, not educated, and/or  unemployed. The presence of any of these factors will cause children to fall behind in their studies or experience failure . 

Sometimes with improvised families these factors can not immediately be changed but there are other home factors that if added to a home’s environment it will help raise a child’s  educational experience.  For instance a family that reads together.  Parents can turn off televisions or retreat to bedrooms and enjoy a book with their children.  Reading to children strengthens their vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.  Trips to libraries, playing in parks (if safe), visiting museums, and listening to music together, are all ways to change a child’s environment from a negative to a positive one.

Children should also have a quiet study space so they can concentrate while doing home.  For example parents could turn off radio and television for an entire hour after dinner and every family member independently read while others do home work.  A parent should never forget that praise and encouragement is always beneficial to a child’s growth and education.