Parents play a key role in their child's education. This article looks at the subtle and overt ways that parents can either help or hinder their child's educational career. In fact, just have a positive attitude towards schooling can go a long way towards helping students achieve. Obviously this has to start young and continue throughout the child's schooling years. If parents make their children feel as though school is a burden they have to bear, children will most likely feel this way too. However, if they are positive about its importance and supportive as much as possible, this will provide students with the support they need when tough times in schooling come about.