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Constance Hall totally nailed it when it came to her reaction on receiving her young daughters school report. I think a few parents could learn from this.

Constance shared on Facebook that her daughter, Billie-Violet, was concerned her mum would probably be disappointed with her school report.

Constance’s reaction?  Did she get cranky? NOPE! She got real instead…

Constance wrote on Facebook -

Billie-Violet “mum, your probably going to be disappointed with my report”

Me, “will it say you didn’t try?”

BV, “no”

Me, “will it say you didn’t
respect the teacher?”

BV, “no”

Me, “will it say you were mean to any of the other kids?”

BV, “no mum of course not.”

me, “well sweet kid, I ain’t gonna be disappointed”

And what do you know, I wasn’t. She got all Satisfactorys and even smashed a high for drama and a high for Art. With the report claiming that she is a “caring and considerate class member”

Academic excellence is not the only achievement school has to offer. #proudmum

Her post has received over 84K reactions. Well done to both Constance and Billie-Violet!

One of the most popular comments on her post was from a teacher (it received over 2300 likes) “I’m a teacher and I wish more parents (and the government!) thought like you! So important to raise children with values such as respect, determination, passion, self-belief than to just concentrate on how well they can multiply or write a story!!”

Well said! We need more of these Queen’s in the world.

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  • yes there are many elements to being a good student and having a great personality is a big part of it.

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  • I didn’t solely focus on academic performance in school reports either. Grades were always up and down. There are always positives to see if you look outside the box

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  • Totally agree with this mum !

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  • Great reaction from mum and what a wonderful way to install the correct values for life in her child.

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  • As long as my children are trying and are decent human beings I’m happy.

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  • Interesting perspective on schooling and grades.

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  • Really good attitude to pass onto your little one ☺☺☺

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  • yes this is true, academics are one thing and pushing your kid to be an A+ student can feel rewarding, but what is even better is when you know that you have taught your child morals, and self confidence to do their own thing rather than being part of the it crowd, having respect for teachers and class mates, being honest etc are much more long lasting that the A+ report card – I totally agree with Constance on this one!

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  • That’s awesome. Well done Constance. Beautifully handled

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  • Absolutely, I always say as long as you gave it your best that is all anyone can ask of you.


    • The best is always what we aim for and kids know that doing their best is the important thing.

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  • I know a lass who got glowing reports about how good the standard of her work was, yet was given low grades. The only low grade that was expected was Maths as she had trouble comprehending some of it. The lass had previously mentioned to her parents that it was worrying her. Her parents had spoken to the teacher about it at a Teacher/Parent Meeting when the usual meetings are held.

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  • It’s interesting because most schools will not let teachers write any of those things anyway.

    What parents need to look for is how the statements can be interpreted. For example; x needs to focus further on completing their work often means x needs to sit down, shut up and stop distracting the whole class.

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