Today's Tip for Families

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Encourage Your Child to Finish Last

Many children are competitive. But being too competitive can hurt them in school.

Often, children race during tests to see who can finish first. This leads to careless mistakes and hurried, incomplete responses. And naturally, grades will reflect these errors.

If this sounds like your child, remind him that using all his time wisely is the smart thing to do. If he finishes early, encourage him to double-check his answers. He may be among the last to finish the test, but there is a good chance that his grades will improve.

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West Point Consolidated School District

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