Bad Report Card? What To Do #7: Put In Perspective
As a parent it is human nature to say, “The grades on last year’s report card were higher. This year’s report card is lower so there must be a problem with my child.” This rationale is not always accurate. Lower grades could be a sign of a major academic adjustment where students can learn to adapt to over time. This is a new school year and the challenges have become greater than last year. The concepts, expectations and demands have increased. Also your student has different teachers with different methods and expectations.