Of course, that meant I immediately graded myself and my husband (and scored significantly higher than him on all parameters). Here are some of the areas I thought of in which parents should be graded:
Spending time with kids after school : C I have not mastered the ability to be a resourceful, kind, encouraging mom after a hard day at work. Result : Using techniques I never wanted to, I bribe, cajole or drag the babe, who is tired after an evening in afterschool care, to do various activities in his routine.
Making sure the time is good quality : B – I try.
Being a good role model in health and fitness: C – I have not exercised in months, and just spent some time after dinner eating sea salt brownies in the pantry
Reading to kids: C . As the books become longer, reading alound seems less interesting to me. I am content to let the babe read on his own, while I re-read ‘Goodnight Moon’ to the little one. (this has to do with tiredness….I understand the importance)
And it made me think – would getting a grade motivate me? (I think so). Would I have got better grades as a stay at home mom? (I think so) Would it be embarrassing to get a D if my son gets an A? (Absolutely)
What are your thoughts on grades for parents? Do you grade yourself?
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