Thursday, October 24, 2019

How to help your Child who is having problems in School

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Children can display a wide range of behaviour at school, ranging from rather normal disruptive chats to gritty fighting and name-calling on the playground. The main reasons behind these types of behaviour stem from a kid having strong feelings and require assistance with getting those sorted out.

As a parent, there are things you can do at home to help deal with your kid’s issues. In some instances, a change of learning institution – for instance to one of the good IB Schools in Singapore can potentially fix the issues.

Here’s how to help your child who is having problems at school.

Understand the issue. Spend more time in your child's classroom by volunteering as an aide for a day or two if possible, to assess the situation. You can also ask a child therapist, school psychologist, or even a learning specialist to assess your child in the classroom. A friend or relative is also a possible alternative.

See the teacher's style with regards to your child's learning style. Is there a mismatch in the relationship causing your child to feel misunderstood? Check your kid during playground time or recess. Is your child being bullied in any way? It’s possible to learn a lot simply by spending time and paying attention to your child’s interactions with the people around her.

Assess the teacher-student relationship. You may already know this, but this basic dynamic can make or break a child's classroom experience. A child who is having behaviour problems in school can be caused by a teacher not liking the student.

It's vital for children to feel liked to be able to learn and to act well. Bringing the problem to the teacher's attention may not be enough, but if your child somehow makes it difficult for the teacher to like her, as a last resort you can try moving your kid to another classroom or another school. Sometimes this is enough to fix the troublesome behaviour.

Team-up with the teacher. Sometimes just sitting still during class is a challenge for kids. Perhaps the teacher can be open to allowing your child to move a bit or at least do other activities. A child who is making the transition from kindergarten where there’s a lot of space to move and play while learning can have a hard time with being still or not talking.

Allow your child to take it easy. In some cases, the stress of going to a place where she is failing can push a child into behaviour problems. If possible, take a day off from school and work regularly to do something with your child that she enjoys, whether it's playing outside, or spending the day at home, or simply hanging out in the backyard looking at the clouds. Take advantage of the times during weekends or holidays to get close and pay special attention to her.

Get outside assistance. If necessary, you can get a good therapist for your child. Research possible candidates and tell them you're looking for someone who can assist your child through the emotional issues that are hampering her schooling. Look for someone who can also work with your child's teacher and the school.

In some cases, however, the school itself may be what’s causing the issue with your child’s behaviour – it could be the bullies running amok, the teachers themselves, or the system itself. If you’re an expat living in Singapore for instance, then enrolling your kids to IB Schools in Singapore like Global Indian International Schools is a wise idea as international schools follow a strict guideline not only with the educational system but in its learning environment as well. Check it out.

We hope this article gave you a few ideas that’ll help you assist your child with his problems at school. What other advice to parents can you think of? Share it with us!

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