To help ease anxieties you may want to consider this advice on how to handle report cards.
DO review the report card in private and decide what you want your child to focus on before talking to your child.
DO start with any positives. Let your child talk about any of his or her successes
DON'T yell in anger. Even if the report card is not good, stay calm. Your child will not hear your message if you are yelling.
DO go over trouble spots and ask what happened. Let your child respond, and then develop a plan together.
DO celebrate a good report card.
Do something with your child, like getting an ice cream or a new book,etc.
DON'T humiliate a sibling whose grades may not be as good, by comparing your children.
DO ask about school regularly, and feel free to call or visit. Checking in keeps you from being surprised by report cards. Your child's Guidance Counselor is able to set up a team conference with your child's teachers to address any concerns you may have.
DO tell your child that school is important.
We all want your child to be successful. Together we can do wonders for your child.