There’s just no way around it: Your child’s literacy skills can make or break his academic performance. As we’ve reported before, if your child can’t read, write, or comprehend what he is reading, it has an impact on virtually every subject he studies at in school. We have encouraged parents to get involved in their children’s education and offered advice on how parents can help develop childhood literacy skills at home. But what happens when one parent—or both—is illiterate? How does it impact their child’s academic success?