Schools' provision of information for parents is high on both the educational and the political agendas. However, this is often interpreted in crude and simplistic terms. This paper seeks to compensate by outlining a carefully planned programme through which particular parents can be both informed about and involved in the work of the school. It is claimed that the home-school reporting described is effective also in changing inappropriate behaviour in schools. The article goes on to discuss the way programmes of parent-training might better help them to manage their children's problematic behaviour.