Do you often hear your kid whine about not going to school? Does he/she often develop a fever right before a school day? Whereas the thermometer says otherwise
Well, chances are your child is trying to come up with these excuses to escape the school.
Elementary and middle school can be a very challenging phase of life. These are the years when children tap upon their strengths & weaknesses, discover self-confidence and unravel friendship, experience heartbreaks & companionships.
If you think about it, this could be an overload for some to be able to handle and manage. But that’s when we adults take over and guide them to get the hang of their school life.
Here are some tips to help you through this problem :
- Find out what are his favourite subject /classes?
Students can differ from one another in a variety of manners.
Some differ in choices, opinions and some in choosing their subjects to study.
While some kids have blessed to ace the algebra at Math class, other students are struggling to
Recall the basics taught in the last chapter itself. But nevertheless the immense talent and speciality exist in every kid and that whats makes them an individual and unique.
If a kid is not exactly the biggest fan to attend math class, the reasons could be as simple as him not acing the suprise tests that he has to go through every month.
It’s understandable that the kid won’t be the expert in the subject but to let the fear of tests get into his nerves and consider skipping the entire school day for that one subject seems unfair and ill adviced.
With a few extra classes and your help in homework could help him get better grades in the subject and the fear of getting failed and attending any surprise tests could diminish over time.
At the same time find out where his talent actually lies in, if its football, you can always outperform and find his lost confidence through scoring excellently in his fav subject.
- Remind your kid who hates school that School isn’t forever.
Living in present is a brilliant way of living but at times it becomes important to remind ourselves especially during an uncomfortable time.
The obsession to excel in school is high amongst kids, there is cut-throat competition as 5-15 being the formative years for kids. However, reminding a scared kid who has gotten into the habit for bunking classes that this isn’t forever and that learning is different than just scoring good marks.
If the kid knows that school is for learning and not for passing, he/she will never be afraid of school again.
3.Finding the Alternative i.e, Homeschooling
Homeschooled kids are down to earth, often shy but are well taught with values and strong opinions.
If your kid loves studying but not in school then homeschooling could be the best option for your kid. And if you are scared for him /her loose on making any friends and there are always various extracurricular classes than you all can agree to and your kid will enjoy and flourish through.