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How to Get Your Kids to Get Better Grades

With a good support team, your kids can accomplish anything. Get them on the path to earning better grades with these bright ideas.


  • Step 1: Write down goals Sit with your kids and brainstorm and list their goals on paper.
  • TIP: Put the list of goals in a place where they can see it every day.
  • Step 2: Help them get organized Get them organized. Have them write down their assignments and extra curricular activities in a planner.
  • Step 3: Encourage Encourage your children to reach their goals. Let them know that you believe they can accomplish anything.
  • Step 4: Understand your child Understand that your children may learn differently than you do. Help them learn in ways they can understand.
  • TIP: If your child has a learning style that you cannot accommodate, consult with or hire a tutor who meets your child's needs.
  • Step 5: Check their homework Check that their homework assignments have been completed. Assist your kids when are having difficulties.
  • Step 6: Focus on accomplishments Focus on their accomplishments and not on their failures.
  • Step 7: Reward them Reward your kids for their hard work with privileges such as watching television, using the internet, or hanging out with friends.
  • FACT: In 2006, public schools spent approximately $9,138 per student in the United States.

You Will Need

  • Pen and paper
  • Planner
  • Patience
  • Rewards
  • Tutor (optional)

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