Have you ever wondered why your child is performing poorly in
school? And why your neighbor’s child is always a top scorer?
Did your neighbor do something which you do not aware of? Well,
you should stop pondering right away! You will never be able to
figure out by just thinking. To find out the cause, you will
need information from either your child or the professionals.
Below are some great tips which you can apply to help turn your
child’s academic grades in school from ‘F’s to ‘A’s.
1. Do you know what has gone wrong?
Sit down with your child and try to make the atmosphere as
relaxing as possible to talk to your kid. Find out their
thoughts and feelings about school. Are they finding study a
chore? Are they bored by the syllabus in school? Are they
socializing well with classmates? Have they been bullied in
school? Are the teachers providing them with enough guidance
and motivation? These are some important questions you should
be asking as they will lead you to find out the real reason
behind their poor performance.
2. Visit your child’s school
It is just too important for parents to understand their child
thoroughly and know how their worlds look like. If you get to
know that the problem actually started from the school, you
will have no other option but to pay the principal a visit to
solve the problem once and for all. If the problem can be
resolved there and then, the solution would turn out to be an
easy one. However, if the problem is too serious and may not be
able to be resolved in the short run, it would be more
practical for parents to put their child in another school or
even better, home school their own child.
3. Learning disability
Many parents may choose to believe otherwise, but a child poor
performance in school may be due to learning disability. Some
common disability diagnose in children are dyslexia, attention
Deficit Disorder, the inability to write, read or even do
simple arithmetic. Studies have shown that at least one in
every ten children is suffering from some form of learning
If you are not sure, consult a professional who can diagnose
your child. You may also like to do your own research by
attending talks given by experts on related areas, searching
through the internet and getting more information from the
library. You can help your child better when you are armed with
4. Make learning a fun process
You child may find going to school a chore and waste of time.
Whatever that related to school is simply no fun. The teachers
in the school may not have made the process fun for the
children to learn and hence, to solve the problem, you just
have to do the job yourself.
It is no harm trying different ways and methods in teaching and
getting your child to learn. Incorporate some games into the
learning process so as to make it fun and to create the
enthusiasm in them about education. Games like flash cards and
board games are very common and effective.
You can get these teaching aids in the market. You can also
easily get them by printing them out through certain websites
in the comfort of your own home. In some of these webites, you
can actually obtain a lot of free and great information on
parenting tips, children’s problems, worksheets or even
educational games / activities for your children. Making your
children’s learning process fun is important as they can enjoy
their learning process which in turn helps them to retain more
Every parent want to give the best to their children, so never
leave the problem to another person to handle. Your children’s
future and happiness lies in your hand and it is you as parent
who can make their future a better one. You have to be your
children’s coach, mentor and teacher in order to guide them
through their lives successfully.
Jeff Boo is an Educator with many years of teaching
experience and a Father of a pair of twins. Both he and his
wife are very experience in handling children. If you are
truly concern about your children’s learning journey, log on
to http://www.essentialsforparents.com and sign up for your
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