Academic Discouragement
Published August 23, 2019
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    #2068 I can still remember the day I brought home all A’s on my report card—except for one B—and my dad wanted to know, “Why isn’t this one an A?” Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Man, my dad’s comment really took the wind out of my sails. Hey, it’s only natural for parents to want to see their child excel in academics. And there’s nothing wrong with encouraging them to do their best. But no one needs to feel like their grades are the ultimate measurement of their worth. Mom, Dad … make sure your teen knows she’ll always be loved … whether she brings home A’s and B’s … or C’s and D’s. Don’t belittle your son for missing the mark. Ten years from now, no one will ask to see your teen’s report card. But your teen will forever remember your love.
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