The kids are back in school and it won't be long before they start getting report cards. One of the most common questions I'm asked by parents and educators is how to respond to bad grades.
The first thing to remember is that the child's report card is the child's…not ours. While it's easy to get down on ourselves when kids perform poorly, it's very important to our mental health and theirs to remember the following:
We can't learn for kids.
As educators and parents we can up the odds of high achievement by modeling responsibility, establishing a safe and calm environment, providing excellent instruction and demonstrating excitement for learning.
We can't control every action they take or decision they make.
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