Solving School Problems
- Try looking over children’s study materials and making up a sample quiz as they study for upcoming tests.
- Talk with the school “in time of peace” before major problems develop.
- How to make report cards a positive experience: Preparation. Ask, “What do you think your report card will tell us?” Getting ready is helpful. Perspective. Understand that a report card is just one small measure of your child. A child with poor grades still has plenty of strengths. Positive action. Find something to praise. Focus on how to improve.
- Be aware that your attitudes about school affect your child. If you hated math, be careful not to prejudice your child.