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Parent Report Card for Young Children

What would your kids say if you asked them to give you a grade as a parent?

What would your kids say if you asked them to give you a grade as a parent?

After reading a co-worker’s blog about the parent report card I was inspired to give it a try with my children. My children eagerly accepted the task. First, my daughter graded me and we discovered that it was a great conversation-starter for us. She is entering into fifth grade this fall and the parent report card in the format above was perfect for her age. She understood all the questions and was eager to grade me using the A, B, C, D, F system that her teachers use at school.

Next up was my 5-year-old. I quickly realized that many of the questions would not make sense to him nor would the grading system. He still really wanted to participate and I really wanted to hear his opinion. So I created a parent report card for young children. Give it a try with your preschool or young school-age child. It’s a great opportunity to see yourself through your children’s eyes.

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