Report cards can be stressful for many students. If your child’s first term report card does not have the grades you would have hoped for, it does not pay to panic and add to the stress. Some children and their parents outrageously consider a bad report card a death sentence. This is simply not true. A report card can be used as a tool to help a parent have a clearer vision of what strengths and weaknesses their child has. Then once a weakness is on the radar, a parent can begin to address the problem.
There are many factors that go into the grades your child received on the most recent report card. Over the next several days we will take a closer look at first term report cards and what you can do to help your student improve future report cards.