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How Parents Should React to Their Kids' Bad Grades to Help Them Succeed

Parents Magazine
 2021-06-15

Cover picture for the articleGrades began negatively affecting my life outside of school at the end of the eighth grade. I was a very unhappy child, and my grades began to reflect that reality. At the time, I lived with my father-he was the sole parental figure in my life-and to say that my poor marks caused a strain in our relationship would be an understatement. I was punished relatively severely when I got bad grades, and on more than one occasion I was forced to quit a club or sport that I had been participating in. This issue permeated into a large chunk of my high school experience, where I had absolutely no reference point for a healthy relationship with grades and report cards.

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