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Bad Report Card? Don’t Yell At Me.

Mother yelling at her child for a bad report card

Report cards aren’t always easy. You probably wouldn’t be reading this if they were. I probably wouldn’t be writing this if they were!

The one thing that can make the whole report card experience worse is getting yelled at by a parent about your grades.

Speaking from experience, getting yelled at or grounded never helped me get better grades. It only makes me angry and not want to talk at all.

The only thing that has ever helped me to get better grades is getting organized.

So parents, instead of getting angry at your child for getting a bad mark on their report card, try to talk to them about their grades. Don’t get mad. Don’t yell. Be calm.

Talk to teens calmly, and hopefully they’ll open up and discuss grades with you. That’s the easiest way to make a plan.

Ask them if they learned anything new or difficult today. If they did, offer to help them out a bit. Work together.

So, next time your child gets an okay mark on their report card, remember to come back to this page for help. And, be sure to tell me about your family’s report card experiences!

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About me: Hi! My name is Dylan and I am 15 years old. I have recently been asked to write a few guest posts on the topic Teens: Why Do We Do What We Do?
About me: I go to South Secondary School in London, ON and I have two younger siblings. I have always been a movie guy. In the summer I love to bike with my friends down to the Thames River and ride along the trails. The sights and the entire ride are always beautiful. I also like to bake and listen to old music. I hope that you enjoy my posts! Remember to leave feedback! ~Dylan.

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