My working mom never talked to me about my grades or put pressure on me to perform well. Because grades do not indicate your future success.
My message behind grades not meaning much is that you can be really really studious, do all your work and chances are you will get good grades.
Why do we tell students they have to get good grades to be successful when most of us know that after college you’ll never talk about grades again?
Chasing grades might also be the highest form of immediate gratification. Like a dog, shake a paw, get a treat, grades are like treats to adolescents.