We expect them to treat others the way they want to be treated (Nothing like the Golden Rule!).
We expect them to work and study hard, challenge themselves, listen , and respect their teachers.
We don't talk about these things every day, our expectations are often times 'just there'.
Which means we often just take it for granted.
Because both of our daughters perform high (behaviorally and academically) in school, we've been allowed to take it for granted.
But I know it's just wrong.....we shouldn't take these things for granted.
What they are doing and accomplishing is AMAZING and NOTEWORTHY and should be talked about....A LOT!
We always get a really good reality check during teacher conferences.
My girls consistently come home with high marks and a folder full of items/comments like these:
We are both so very PROUD of E and H and want to shout it from the rooftop! (Cuz, we're their parents...so we're PROUD, COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY biased, and have ZERO shame Bragging our butts off right now!!!).
Girls -- Thank you for working hard, showing respect and seriously being AMAZING!
We promise to work very hard to stop taking this (and sometimes life in general) for granted!
Keep being AMAZING!
We Love You!