A+ Parenting: 9 Tips to Boost Bad Grades
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Connect with the Teacher
The red pen is your friend. Pay attention to specific comments from the teacher on your child's tests, reports, and report cards. She might point out consistent issues your child is having, whether it's messy handwriting or a failure to follow directions. Again, turn to skill-builders and at-home exercises to help your child improve. Also, talk with your child about any issues he is having with the teacher. If your child is a visual learner but the teacher is more of a lecturer, help your child brush up on his listening and note-taking skills. Keep in touch with the teacher throughout the school year. Writing a quick note to acknowledge your child's struggles shows the teacher that you're involved and working on those challenges at home (a teacher's dream!).