Today's Tip for Families

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Encouragement Can Help Your Child Improve

When kids get low grades, parents worry. But sometimes, the things they do to encourage their children to try harder end up having the opposite effect.

Often, children will promise to do better. But if families react to the promises with negative comments like, "I'll believe it when I see it," or "Prove it to me," it can make the students more anxious.

Instead, take a positive approach. As your child gets ready to start the school day, offer words of encouragement. Say "I love you," "You've got this" and "I believe in you." Say that you know your child will try hard. Your words can help your child feel able to live up to the promise and earn a better grade this time!

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West Point Consolidated School District

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