by you being smart too.
its ok if they dont get straight a's! I get straight a's but I hate my parents for forcing me to. it adds a ton of pressure and stress. I've gotten myself into classes where you literally have a week to complete a 3 page project on the history of a product PLUS a poster PLUS a timeline...and im only in 8th grade!! just let them have a little fun while their young, whether straight a's are part of the picture or not. motivate them, but dont force them. make them know school is a priority, and dont let them neglect their work, but dont force them to the breaking point by saying they must be perfect.
Make them study, not strictly. But like once in awhile. Find someone (or you) to help him/her. Or summer school! (but u'd have to wait a while for that)
As long as they're doing their best why do they need to get straight A's?
Help them and study with them
by helping them