Having a bad day at school does not mean they have to have a bad day at home.
3:12 PM: Mary’s pouting face at car pickup is all her mom needs to know. Her bookbag is dragging behind her as she walks slowly to the car. NOT normal.
“Did you have a good day, honey?” her mother says, knowing the answer. “NO,” Mary is quick to answer. “Can I see your folder?”
As Mary flops the folder onto the console, her mother can read the teacher’s note and see the color drawn on the calendar.
“Red day, huh? Why did you hit Joshua on the playground today? It says here you had to be reminded to be a good friend several times today? You did have a bad day.”
“Red” days happen, but should your plan at home include behavior from school? Continue reading