As we move into early October, it may be time to think about those first report cards coming out! If the news from school is good, you should celebrate your star student! He or she will be proud, as will Mom and Dad! This need not be a fancy celebration, but you could do something special together, such as taking in a movie your kid has been wanting to see, enjoying a game of bowling or some other sport he or she enjoys, or even making a special treat like a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies, a really yummy banana split, or a fresh caramel apple.

Taking note of good grades and making them a special event is a great way to motivate your star student for the rest of the year!