Bayside Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families right here in Bayside with Raising Queens, weekly.
Here is a new installation of Family Talk, the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic.
So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation today with a discussion about working and stay-at-home parents.
With report cards being distributed this week, parents are being invited to meet with their child's, or teen's, teacher to get an assessment of their progress, behavior and overall achievements in school.
Hearing what the teacher has to say, along with reviewing your child's grades can either be a rewarding and proud moment, or one filled with frustration, disappointment, and in some cases, shock, which leads me to this week's Parent Talk topic.
How much do report cards and parent/teacher conference feedback matter to you? How do you feel when you receive constructive criticism, or blatant disapproval, over your child's/teen's behavior or progress? What are the steps you take when your child/teen has a bad report? On the other hand, does your child/teen get rewarded when they get a good report, or is it something that is just expected? How do you reconcile being faced with a well behaved child/teen that is just not meeting the academic standards set forth by his/her teacher?