Please stop pushing your children to be A students. Striving to be THEIR best is more optimal for their mental health. Perhaps you yourself didn’t do so well in school and you’re trying to live through your children. Perhaps you were pushed to be an A student and you do not want your children to be ‘anything less than’. This is not healthy parenting and literally ‘killing’ young adults and even older adults.
It is most likely innocent but parents are pushing kids to fear failure in childhood and most importantly in adulthood which is creating depression and anxiety in college and beyond resulting in the need to seek psychiatry, counseling and opt for medication.
B is not a failing grade. An F is not truly a failing grade either if at the end of the day one learns something along the way but has inadequate test taking skills or an unhealthy home environment for studying resulting in an F. There is usually a reason why someone is not measuring up to their potential and a persons potential should not be measured up against any other individual….but it is.
I wish we had a different structure for grading in school because￼ and A means nothing in the real world of being a productive citizen.
Carry on…… 💕😊