So, you have received your child’s report card. What do you do next?
Your child’s report card can be a useful tool to help you gauge how they are progressing and show you areas where they might need assistance.
Here are some tips to make your child’s report card an effective tool for learning:
Talk it through
It’s important to talk to your child about their report card. Their report may highlight subjects they have an interest in, as well as areas for development. Listen to their thoughts on the report and see what you can do to help them build on their strengths as well as improve. Focus on the achievements in your child’s report and genuinely praise your child on them. For instance, ‘I’m really pleased to see you are enjoying science. You are obviously very good at it.’
Talk to your child’s teacher
Talk to your child’s teacher if you have any questions about the report or would like to explore ways to provide extra support for your child. They want your child to succeed and they will be only too happy to chat with you about ways you can help your child to learn.