I’m very involved when it comes to my kids schools I always pass by to check on what’s going on and I never miss a parent meeting I’m always there to see what’s going on with my kids at school.
Sometimes to know what’s going on in class with your kids behavior, sometimes to catch up on homework and exams incase your kids forget or miss out and sometimes you go to point a concern. Well that’s why I go! But I have been going to school meetings for many years now and what I noticed is the parents always ask about their kids grades only!! That’s all I hear, what did you give her on her notebook? How much did she get on her exam? And so on like wise!! Parents should not ask about grades! You have your kids report cards! If you think that theirs a problem then do ask but if not why so into what your kids got on every single thing!!! Ask about behavior in class! Ask about how your kids get along with their classmates! Ask if your kid has any problems in class!
Parent meeting at school is not only about your kids grades!
My kids know that they have to study and if they don’t make time to do it! I will!! But as my kids grew older and entered the teenage hood it’s not easy to make them listen to me and do everything I tell them!! Like studying for example, when they were younger homework time was easy! And studying for exams was hard on me but they didn’t through excuses not to study!
Now Adam gives me such a hard time! I put a plan for he’s studying and for him to start takes forever!!! No matter what I say or do he won’t study and keeps giving me the worst excuses ever!!!! He wouldn’t mind staying in bed doing nothing then open a book and start studying!!
It stresses me out big time! I could easily say it’s your exam! Your grades on the line and not care and stop nagging but my heart aches and I know that he’s stressed out as well and simply not in the mood to do so! Some times we have that feeling as adults! But I know that he doesn’t know how important it is to work hard for school for a batter future! That’s why my effort with my teenagers are double the effort then when they were you younger! At the end of the day I have the worse headache! No energy at all! And not in the mood for anything!!
I’m not gonna say I tried everything! Cuz really can we ever get to trying everything as parents with our kids? No but I have tried a lot to fix this problem but some failed from the start and some worked for a little while but nothing worked as magic!
But really as parents we should know better! Their no magic in raising our kids I wish their was but NO!! That’s what makes being a good and great parent is all about 😉
I have said this before and I will say it again and I promise that I will see it later on as well!! Being a good mom, caring and loving mom is the most hardest job in the world and add to that a single mom!!!
My kids are entering the teenage hood and they are driving me crazy! It has been super hard for me to have control over them!! It’s super hard to connect with them!! And it is insanely hard to keep track of what they are doing!!
Everything is a fight! Take a shower! Change! Brush your teeth! Do your homework! OMG!!!
I tried many ways to try the day go smoothly and a lot of ways worked out for us but they were younger back then! As they grow older if I come up with 10 ways maybe one will work and just for a small period of time before when they were younger I would have to try 3 or 4 ways and try them and they would work for a long period of time them I have to creat new ways so it was hard but not that hard! Now it feels like it’s impossible!
The problem is if I let them be or do what I asked them to do own their own time they would go for days without doing it!!!
It takes a lot of energy and a lot of hard work to make everything go easy through out the day!
Still working on it and I won’t give up! I will find a way … Don’t we all have that battle!