Hello and thanks for visiting my site. I really appreciate it. Here we will talk about some of the things you can do to try and help if your child is struggling at school. It’s important to note that at some stage or another every child will hit a roadblock or two at school so these tips can really be applied broadly to kids of all ages. Knowing what to do when your child is struggling at school is really important.
Learn to recognise the signs that your kids are frustrated, try and pick your moment to have a talk with them and ask what is wrong and what you can do to help. It might be just a case of listening to them and letting them get everything off their chest. In this way they feel better and you have an idea of what is bothering them any school.
When your kids get mad and throw their pen down, don’t get angry yourself, instead take a time out. Let your child calm down and then get them to explain what was wrong. Assure them that you know that everyone struggles some point or other and it’s ok to feel frustrated at times. Be patient and let you child make mistakes. Eventually they will get to where they need to be, and be all the stronger for it.
Ok so this sounds like an obvious one, but is tougher than you think. For a start you don’t want to cause your already stressed kid embarrassment. They might think that they have failed if mum or dad has to have a chat with their teacher about why they are having a tough time academically.
So talk your kid first, reassure them you just want to get a better understanding of the situation and will keep it discreet. Their teachers will probably have a better idea than you will, as to how they and you can support your childs studies. You will also probably find you have more support than you think. After all your kid won’t be the only one having a hard time.
Once you understand why your child is struggling and at which topics, you can better plan out a routine to help him or her. It could be that they need to focus on a particular subject at home more than others. It could also be that they need to be more focused, so helping them keep distraction free will help this. Set a time limit on each extra amount of work they need to do so they don’t feel overwhelmed or resentful.
This will help them slowly improve over time without heaping too much pressure on them. Being organised and a little disciplined like this can be a useful life skill to teach them too. After all not everything can be learned in a classroom from a book right?
So to sum up, be supposed patient. Listen first to what your child is telling you. As only they know what’s going on in their head. Talk to their teachers where necessary and always let your child know they are not alone in this challenge. Together you will both come out the other side that much stronger for it.
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