Bad Report Card? What To Do #9: Don’t Punish
Some students are deathly afraid of punishment for poor report card performance. They can obsess over getting high test scores instead of actually learning the material. Even if your child does not perform as well as you would like on a report card, still try to keep the tone positive. Boost their confidence by offering encouraging words. Show some understanding and let them know that you believe in them. This may lower their stress and allow for better grades.