How do you help a parent deal with their child getting their first B ever? Apparently this is a Very Big Deal to the mom and to the daughter. Mom asked if I could give the child extra credit (which is against school policy to give, so that’s out of the picture) because mom has to go to many doctor’s appointments for health issues. While I know this is true and important, I do not believe it should merit an exception to the rule. (Please keep in mind I went through school while losing my eyesight, so I know a bit about working with school and health at the same time.)
This parent is a good hearted parent who is genuinely upset about her child’s grade and truly seems to think there’s a way to bring it up. Grades for this nine weeks cut off on December 22, though.
How can I break this news to her in the best way?