Talking about “Bad” Grades

In my last post I wrote about praising the effort your child puts into school work and the positive impact that has on grades. This week, let’s take a look at what to say and do when the grade is a disappointment to the parent. [Read more...]

Praise Effort…Not Smarts

Want to motivate your kids to do better in school?  Wishing your “smart” child would get better grades?

Recent research suggests parents and teachers need to stop saying “good job.” Eliminate “you’re really smart” from your vocabulary. Bite your tongue before the words “you’re an A student” come out.

Instead, praise the effort your child or student puts into something. The results, the experts claim, will be amazing. [Read more...]