If you follow my blog(s) you know that my main point of interest is in parenting. Honestly I take pride in the fact that I am an involved parent. I am active in our girls lives.
I believe my wife and I are very good parents!
So, this is where I get to be transparent.
It’s report card time. The girls are generally good students. This time around they each have some less than stellar grades. As my wife and I are discussing the situation she made the statement, “I feel like I am missing things I shouldn’t be missing… as a mom”.
I’m fairly sure that many parents have had this happen to them. The feeling of being a failure as a parent when their children are not performing to their potential in school.
I’ll be honest. I was having the same thoughts as my wife. As I began to evaluate my feelings I came to a conclusion.
We are still good parents. And, yes, we may be missing things so it’s time to up our game. We need to have a family meeting, we need to figure out what is going on and adjust.
Our girls are still good kids! They are still smart kids! They are still inv Does the fact that they have some marginal grades in school make them bad students or not so smart. I don’t think so. Personally I think we put too much value on grades (I’ll save that topic for another day).
Here are the important points as far as I can see them.
- It’s a situation that can easily be corrected.
- It’s probably not one person’s fault; it’s more than likely an accumulation of things.
- Getting angry about it doesn’t fix a thing.
- Taking advantage of the open lines of communication that we have with our girls is the key to resolving the issue.
- Making the necessary adjustments within the system will help set them up for success.