I asked this question inside our parent support group the other day, and one parent jokingly responded, “It’s my kids responsibility”.
First off, I totally agree!
It should be our students responsibility to do their homework, study, do well on tests, and keep their grades up.
But what happens when their grades start to slip? What happens when our kids are struggling to do well in school, and don’t know how to ask for help?
Which parent is expected to step up and jump in to create a plan of success for your child to bring those grades back up? Is it mom’s responsibility or is it Dad’s job?
Who’s job is it to track when the grades are getting low?
Who’s job is it to find the area of learning struggle to help fix the problem?
Who’s job is it to answer a homework question?
Who’s job is it to help your child study for their next test if they ask for help?
Who’s job is it to communicate with the teacher to find a better solution?