November 12, 2012
A-Z guide to handling report cards
Should you pay your child $10 for every "A"? Banish video games for a month for each "F"? Lisa Huffman, an assistant professor of educational psychology at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., offers these tips for handling report cards: Keep lines of communication open. Ask your child how he feels about the school term before discussing the report card. For example, is she worried about what her marks may be? Be sure to let children know that discussing concerns is good. This way they will be more likely to let you know if there are any problems. Note: This story also posted several other television and radio stations across the country.