By Jim Fay
A Checklist to Help Raise Great Kids
- how sadness rather than anger when they have trouble at school.
If they decide to study by thinking instead of writing or reading, have them think of a plan for explaining it to the teacher.
Support the teacher in how they grade the assignment.
Don't fight with children over the homework.
Don't fight with the teachers over the grade or consequence.
Tell your children that you will love them regardless of their grades or the number of years it takes to complete each grade.
9. Don't pay your children for good grades and don't punish for bad grades. Be excited about the good grades and sad for the children about their bad grades.
Look at the right answers instead of the wrong ones.
Don't correct the wrong answers—leave this for the teacher.
Have your children explain the reasons for the answers being right. If they don't know, give them three choices:
You tried hard?
You are getting smarter in that subject?
11. Expect this Love and Logic program to take about one year before you see good results. Remember that children who have a hard time at school need to get away from it for a while each day. More homework and problems at home about school won't help.
- Don't complain to teachers that they should give this child more homework.
- Use this program instead and you will see amazing results in one year.
- Fight with your children and their teachers about homework and the problem will still be there in years to come.
12. Love and Logic parents remember that highly successful people put most of their efforts into their talents and maintain minimal standards on everything else.
People who are really successful implementing this skill purchased From Bad Grades to a Great Life!
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