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Going to school is one of the basic yet most important things that children can do to have good academic performance and achieve educational success. In school, children learn various things and gain knowledge that they can use to achieve their dreams. School education makes children more refined and cultured. However, there are children who are struggling in school.
There comes a time when some children will struggle in school either emotionally, academically, or socially. For this reason, it is important that parents are always attentive to the needs of their children and pay attention to their non-verbal and verbal clues. This way, parents can know if there is something wrong with their children that make them struggle in school. But what signs should parents be looking for to determine that their children are struggling in school?
1. Lack of Interest to Go to School
Children who all of a sudden do not want to attend school and even make excuses not to go are experiencing problems in school that they do not want to face. If this persists for weeks, parents should already talk with their children about the issue. However, it is important that parents do not interrupt their children while speaking. When needed, they can talk to their child’s guidance counselor to help them determine the main cause of the problem.
2. Misbehaving in School
Children who were once good students but suddenly act inappropriately may be experiencing some academic difficulties. Every child has their own reason why they misbehave. Some children may be having difficult times understanding certain lessons and keeping up with their classmates. Children who are struggling in school may treat their classmates and peers differently.
Parents who experience this kind of situation with their children should deal with it in a calmer manner. They should treat the misbehavior as an indication of an underlying problem of their children. If they believe that the reason behind their child’s behavior is academics, they should take the necessary steps to help their children study and understand their lessons.
3. Boredom in School
Children are known for being alert and active. That is why if children complains that their class is boring, it may be an indication their curriculum in not appropriate for the children’s abilities and skills. What parents can do is to talk their child’s teacher and suggest some activities that can make learning more exciting.
4. Complains About Various Physical Ailments
In order to avoid school, most children complain of having headache, stomachache, and other body pains. These physical ailments can be an indication that children are experiencing stress and are struggling academically. They could also be a sign of psychological and emotional problems in children. To make sure, parents should bring their children to their doctors for check-up.
Education is an important factor in achieving one’s dream in life. Parents should do the best they can to provide their children good education. It is also important that they are aware of the possible signs that may indicate that their children are struggling in school. If possible, they should give their children the help they need to overcome the issues that they are facing.