Report Cards: A Healthy Response

ReportCards

A quick, easy reminder that as a parent, your response to a child’s report card should remain supportive, healthy and positive.

> Download this Report Cards Reminder as an easy-to-print PDF here


Relax, this is a report card, not a diploma.

Encourage your child.

Plan to look at the card when you have time.

Observe your child’s mood.

Remember how you felt at report card time.

Talk to your child about his strengths & weaknesses.

Contact the teacher if you or your child has concerns.

Always speak in a calm, respectful voice.

Relinquish your attachment to the grades—they belong to your child, not you.

Don’t yell!

Spend time with your child.

Prepared by The Child Protection Partnership and SCAN of Northern Virginia.
For more information about The CPP, call 703-792-4763.

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