All parents want their children to succeed, and grades are certainly a significant way our society measures childhood success. But how much emphasis should parents really place on grades? And what is the best way to respond to our children when the going gets tough at school?
I was pleased to shed some light on these important issues for a recent article in Good Housekeeping. The article provides excellent food for thought, as well as actionable items parents can take in response to their children’s school performance. It also discusses other measures of success that are actually more important than grades on a report card.
I invite you to read the article, and I encourage you to become intentional (and less stressed) about the way you support your child’s academics.
One of the most important learnings for children is for them to be able to trust themselves, but that can only happen when we trust them.Brent Sweitzer, Good Housekeeping
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