Yes, your kid lies to you. Even the one who gets all As
“Don’t tell me your child would never lie to you. All kids make mistakes, and great students are often the ones most afraid to tell their parents when they screw up.”—Anonymous principal You should steal these secret habits of straight-A students.
Your kids wish you weren’t a know-it-all
“Your child doesn’t want you to be an expert in his sport. I believe a big reason lacrosse has become so popular is that the kids know their parents don’t understand the game, so all Mom and Dad can do is watch the match.”—Anonymous coach
For whatever reason, your kids are cutting back on studying
“Most kids aren’t spending as much time on their work as they say. A lot of the time, I can tell that the hour they’re working with me is the only hour they’re working on that subject.”—Anonymous tutor
Your kid might be short some very basic life skills
“Kids used to go out and play after school and resolve problems on their own. Now with computers and TV, they lack the skills to communicate. They don’t know how to get past hurt feelings without telling the teacher and having her fix it.”—Anonymous teacher Make sure you teach your kids these 17 very important manners.