How to handle a ‘poor’ report card

Tips for helping your children when they’re struggling to get good grades


It’s that time of the school year again – report card time. While many students come home with good grades, others would rather stuff their report cards deep into their backpacks. As a parent, you want your child to do well in school. So, what do you do when your child’s report card doesn’t reflect his or her academic potential? 

Children get frustrated and upset when their report cards show that they’re not reaching their potential. Understanding your child’s personal ability and determining if your expectations are too high will allow both you and your child to set appropriate goals for each class before report cards are distributed again. It will also help establish an environment in which your child is not apprehensive about sharing his or her report card with you. 

Consider the following tips on how to deal with a “poor” report card:









Paige Howell is the owner of the Sylvan Learning franchise in Ponte Vedra Beach. 


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