Help Students Meet Expectations
Your child will be far more likely to work toward and meet expectations that she has a voice in creating. The key is in keeping the expectations realistic. When expectations are created in partnership and are realistic, students are far more confident in their ability to succeed. In fact, your child may begin to take aim at her “reach goals” (also important to generate together). Here’s a simple question to ask your child: “What can you commit to follow through on?” If it’s not realistic, try again until you land in a place that sounds doable to both of you. Remember the long game. Small steps forward are still steps in the right direction.