So the question is, why aren’t Latino parents helping their children? It certainly isn’t due to a lack of interest; Mamiverse’s own recent study shows that online Latina moms are very much concerned about education and their children’s academic success. (Sixty-one percent of Online Latina moms ranked education as one of the top two issues in the upcoming presidential election, second only to jobs by a statistically insignificant 1 percent.) So it seems that perhaps they just don’t know how to best help their kids learn to read. I strongly recommend that schools across the country develop bilingual parent guides that describe the different techniques parents can use at home to help develop their children’s literacy skills. Armed with the knowledge of how they can help their children excel in school, Latino parents can—and will—work towards preparing them for academic achievement. For those of you with young readers, here are some of the strategies the Rhode Island school district is using, as well as others, that promote reading comprehension and a love for reading and writing.