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Tuesday, April 12, 2011



This is so helpful. My son is still a few years away from report cards, but I remember report card time in my house, growing up, as incredibly traumatic. I went to private school, so when my parents said "if you are not getting A's, you are not living up to your potential" the subtext was "we are not getting our money's worth out of you." I don't want my son to think he's only as good as his grades, but I do want him to try hard. Putting him in charge of analyzing his grades and planning a course of action sounds like a healthy way to encourage that.

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