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A+ Parenting: 9 Tips to Boost Bad Grades

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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

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