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Dealing With Disappointing Grades

Dealing With Disappointing Grades

Most kids bring home a bad report card at least once. Here’s how you can help your child get back on track.

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    How do you handle a poor grade on your child's report card?

    Grades are my child's business; he knows when and where he should be doing better. - 2.7%
    I schedule an immediate conference with my child's teacher to find out what's going on. - 23%
    I talk first with my child, then meet with her teacher. - 36%
    I get frustrated and angry, and don't know what else to do. - 3.5%
    My child is grounded and privileges are taken away until his grade improves. - 26.8%

    Total votes: 840
    The voting for this poll has ended on: July 1, 2016

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    Do you allow your children to watch TV or play on the computer before doing their homework?

    No - 37.4%
    Sometimes - 25.4%
    Yes - 31.6%

    Total votes: 4919
    The voting for this poll has ended on: June 25, 2016