Monday, March 1, 2010
Talking Them Down
In our school district the teachers send mid-term grade reports via e-mail. My tactic now is to forward them to the appropriate child's e-mail and ask if they need any assistance in understanding material. The onus is on them to respond appropriately. As a parent, I want them to be always diligent and always excellent. Also as a parent, I recognize that they have to learn the consequences of their choices of how to spend their time. At this point (ages 15 and 13), we've taught them everything they need to know about how to employ good study habits and good time management. It's up to them. Can I say that honestly, it's killing me letting go of this control?
Ah well, at least they don't feel belittled anymore.