Being a parent is a full time job, 24 hours a day. Parents of school age children are very important factors in a child's education. Our kids note everything we adults say and do. Attitudes, even though they may be unspoken, are transmitted to our children through our actions as well as our inaction.
Visit with your children about their day. Read to them, read with them, and check up on their homework. SHOW them you care. You do make a difference.