For many children and parents, it's report card time. Report cards give parents a glimpse into how their child is doing at school, but really, you should have a good idea long before report cards are finalized.
Ideally, report card time is time to congratulate students for hard work paid off. But that's not always the case. You can prevent report card shock by checking in on your child's progress by reviewing homework, quizzing your child for tests, or touching base with teachers.
Of course, it's hard to keep your cool if your child brings home a lack luster report card, and you know he or she hasn't been putting much effort into their work. Keep calm and develop a strategy for your child to follow. Enlist the help of your child's school, and be there.
You can do it together.