What do you do if your Son gets low grades in Report Cards?

Philippines
March 4, 2007 1:13am CST
What is the best way to encourage your child to do better in study? Is low marks a sign that he is not interested in school?
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5 responses
• Canada
4 Mar 07
Low marks could mean a number of different things . It could mean that he doesn't want to take the time to study , that he is too busy doing other things to pay attention to what he is doing so this would make him careless even if he knew the work or he could be having learning difficulties . It is really hard to determine what they problem is but one thing we have always tried with our children is to tell them to do the best they can and as long as they give there best then it doesn't matter what the mark is they bring home but to give them an extra encentive we always tell them that if they can bring home 100 in any of there marks they will get paid a couple of dollars for being able to do this and if they can keep all there marks above a certain score then we will throw in an extra 10 dollars or something for work well done . Even if your son is coming home with 40's for marks well then try for if he can bring home even 50's for an incentive and see if this helps . Best of luck !!
• Philippines
4 Mar 07
Thank you for your comments. Some parents are lucky to have children go take study seriously.
• United States
4 Mar 07
Maybe he isn't intersted, but have you discussed it with him?? Maybe he is having trouble not understanding some things, maybe something is bothering him? One problem I had with my parents is that right of the bat they would be accusing me of not wanting to pay attention, or other "better" things to do. But never did they care to ask if maybe I didn't understand or maybe I was having trouble learning from a specific teacher, because there way of teaching was not working for me. Or maybe I was having personal problems that was effecting my learning. Every kid NEEDS a loving parent to help them along the WHOLE way, and just be sooo encouraging and loving. Parents who don't give a crap, your kid is going to have a crappy job making ten dollars an hour for the rest of their lives. SO please pay attention to them! :)
@mic123 (204)
• India
4 Mar 07
One way would be is to sit with them with their homework and give them a helping hand by taking up their lessons.Thereby if they do their work daily they would never bring low marks.Also you must make their lessons interesting by relating their work to something they like.One must have the patience and the tact to deal with kids and their lessons.Positive encouragement would also help them in their studies.
@er0425 (50)
• Philippines
4 Mar 07
Low grades may be an indication of a child wanting more attention for them. Don't look down on them or make them feel that they are less of a person because thay got low grades. Join them in their study time and help them discover ways on how thay could do better next time. it will be a long process but its worth it. You would help them develop their confidnce and nurture your relationship with them as well.
@deemple (164)
• Philippines
4 Mar 07
low grades is not a sign that your kid is not interested ih his studies.try to talk to him in a friendly manner.forget that your a mom.let him feel your a friend.and if it seem that he really had hardships in his academics,try to know where he really excels.i have kid who's inclined academically,and the other one in arts.he might not be excellent in academics,but for sure,he's good on the other fields,w/c is art.the only thing you need to do is,support with love and care,full of understanding.try to discover and you wont be disappointed.good luck!
@afahmy (13)
• Malaysia
4 Mar 07
The best way to encourage your child to do better in study is check thier books regularly or everyday. Sit together with them to ensure that they study.