As I’m writing this I’m looking at my calendar, which says my children receive progress reports tomorrow. I cringe a little as I think about my straight A 5th grader who’s struggled more than ever this past 9 weeks, and my 2nd grader who’s that kid who has to “work at it” to get the B.

Yes, my kids make good grades in school, but it’s still something that’s always on the forefront of my mind. No matter what type of student you have we ALL are asking is my child learning what he/she needs to at school? What can I do to help them be a better student?

Whether or not your child gets great grades or struggles academically we all feel the strain of helping our child succeed academically. So how do we do that well as parents?

Check out our video lesson for month for a little parenting coaching on how to help your child do well in school.

Every child learns differently and at different paces. We often find ourselves caught in the comparison game. Make sure you know your child’s strengths and that you’ve communicated those to your child. God created us all with strengths and weaknesses. Articulating that to your child can be tough- “Hey buddy, you’re just not good at that.” However, helping our child to this realization will help them NOT feel like a failure if they happen to receive a failing grade.

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Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, suggestions or problems with these resources!

p.s. Watch for more help in part 2!