There are many things that make people beautiful aside from their physical appearance. The wideness of their minds and their knowledge big as the mountain are also things that make people complete. When it comes to knowledge, it is in our earliest years that we start expanding it, and this is why it is essential to help your child learn to love school.
What If Your Kid Doesn’t Like School?
In the same manner your kid may refuse to go to dentist, they may also refuse to go to school. One of the first words that babies learn, not counting mom and dad, are yes and no. Even before they learn to pronounce the yes and no, they learn the gestures to simulate their decision, and they do this with such ease. Now, there is something every parent wants to know and this is the following: how to deal with your kid’s no’s, especially if these are related to not liking school?
Why Your Kid Does Not Like School
Rather than yelling at your child, or saying ‘no’ to everything it likes, it is a much better idea to find out the reason why your kid does not like school. Some of the most common reasons why children may not be thrilled about school include the following:
1. Boredom – Kids’ attention is often very difficult to hold, so if a kid does not understand lessons or is simply not interested in the topic, it will surely become bored very easily.
2. Not fitting in with the rest of the class – Friends are very important in helping your child accept and learn to love school. The lack of friends may lead to your kid spending too much time alone, excluded from all the fun activities other kids participate in. This can easily make school a very negative experience for your child and it will not be delighted to attend it.
3. Fear – There are two types of fears your child may be experiencing regarding school. First of the fears includes separating from you, its parents, and going to the unknown, whereas the second fear can be a result of your kid being bullied at school.
What to Do?
There are three things you can do to help your kid change its mind and start developing positive feelings towards school. You should listen to what your child has to say, be supportive, and act. When it comes to helping your kid solve its problems in school, there are a lot of things you can do. If it is bored, you can try to find a fun and interesting way to help it overcome any obstacles it may have with studying. As far as not fitting in goes, you should encourage your child to be more social, as well as allow it to invite friends from school to your home. Lastly, bullying is a problem you should resolve with your kid’s teachers, principal and parents of the bully. It is important to help your kid solve any problems it may have, but also encourage it to solve some problems on its own. As soon as your child overcomes the obstacles, school will seem like a much more pleasant place.
Mike is a father of two, passionate about child development and education. Mike has been blogging for over 4 years focusing on educational toys and children activities.