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Beyond Grades: Turning school report cards into growth

It’s report card time! This can be a stressful time for learners and parents - but also a moment of connection and growth. 

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As parents, we all know that report card time can be a mixed bag of emotions. So how do you turn this potentially stressful experience into a positive one for you and your child?

In the latest KindnessCan podcast episode, Jane Linley-Thomas and psychologist Paul Bushell talk through how this can be an amazing moment for connection and growth for families.

This starts with making your child feel safe and seen, followed by a focus on the remarks before the marks! And then a deep dive into what went well and not so well, and ways to set realistic goals for next year. 

Jane shares how she and her Dad used to fold the report card in half, and start with the comments! As always, Jane and Paul's insight is real, practical, and fun. It’s about turning something potentially hard, into something healing and hopeful. Listen below.

Meanwhile, last week's KindnessCan episode was all about the simple stuff—why laughter matters, the beauty of slowing down, and the magic in connecting with each other in our crazy-fast world. Join Jane Linley-Thomas and psychologist Paul Bushell for the conversation.

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More about Jane and Paul

Jane Linley-Thomas is a radio personality and speaker, mom of three precious children, founder of the Rejoyce Collection.

Paul Bushell is a psychologist, author and regular commentator on emotional intelligence and meaningful living.

Connect with them via their KindnessCan website.

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New episodes drop every second Wednesday from 6am. 

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