Struggling Child in School. How can we help as parents?
Struggling child in school you have? it’s never too late to start addressing the issue. No matter what grade he or she is in, there’s little chance of them turning it around without your help and guidance. Getting your child back on track in school will more than likely not be an easy fix, and will take time and patience.
Of course correcting your child’s course of learning is easier the younger they happen to be. As their curriculum advances, the corrections to get them back on in line will become much harder. The further they continue in school the more the base issues can compound and grow into larger problems. Children that have problems in school can continue to struggle year after year, so it’s best to take action immediately.
Helping your struggling child in school will require a period of discovery, especially because most children won’t be forthcoming with details.
Here’s a few points on getting your child back on track in school, and help you identify the root of his problem.
Talk to your child
Try to ascertain what the root of the issue is. Maybe he or she is having problems seeing the chalkboard? Is there an emotional issue that’s causing them to underachieve at school? Maybe it’s hard for your child to sit still and can’t pay attention to what’s going on.
Regardless of what the issue is, understand that you are not alone in your quest to help your child. Once you have some sort of inkling to the root or underlying problem, you should consult with a few people to see what can be done to help your child.
Speak to your pediatrician
– See if there’s something physical that’s causing your child to underachieve at school. Maybe having their eyes checked or to conduct a hearing test can help you see if there’s something physical that’s creating his or her developmental problem.
There are less pleasant tests that can check for an existing behavioral problem, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.
Speak to your principal
– The principal of your child’s school is there to help you address your concerns. See if there’s something that can be done to evaluate all of your options. Being able to speak to your principal and teacher can help you identify what your child is doing well, and where they are struggling.
See if there’s a special set of circumstances like a bully or other emotional issue that’s creating an environment that’s not conducive to your child’s learning. Now that you have identified why your child is struggling, take steps to help support them.
This might involve a tutor or even a set of eyeglasses to help them see well. Spend more time with your child to see if there are other issues that he or she isn’t sharing with you. If they need medical attention or medicine to help them compensate for a learning disability, help them through it.