Q:

My son's grades have slipped this year. What are some possible reasons? -- Worried

A:

Don't immediately decide your child needs a lot of extra help. Instead, investigate if he may have one of the common pitfalls on the following checklist that can easily be remedied, putting him back on the good grades track:

  • -Minor health problem
  • -Vision problem
  • -Hearing problem
  • -Sleep deprivation
  • -Poor nutrition
  • -Too much TV viewing
  • -Excessive time online
  • -Forgetting books and papers at home or school
  • -Too many after-school activities
  • -A pattern of poor attendance

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