Home > School and Learning > Your Child's Performance in School > Grades > A+ Parenting: 9 Tips to Boost Bad Grades

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

A+ Parenting: 9 Tips to Boost Bad Grades

7 of 10
children with veterinarian

Link Learning to the Real World


"Why do I need to learn this?!" your child might grumble while studying tough subjects. Teachers are often so busy squeezing in the curriculum that they don't have the time to connect academics to the real world. Here's where you come in: Try to tie school subject matter to current events, your child's own interests, and glimpses of adult life. If your child loves animals, discuss the ways a veterinarian uses science, math, and communication skills. If it's election season, take your child with you to vote and talk about the electoral process and the branches of government.

Next: Consider Other Factors Affecting Grades

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.