"I hate school, and do not want to go!". Lot of kids say this very often to their parents and we know that this kind of feeling doesn't last long. What will happen if it lasts longer?. School is the place one gets education and it helps one to build the kind of future life one wants. So let's talk about how to make your kid to like the school where he or she goes.
If your kid doesn't like school, the first step is to find out the reason for it. Your kid might not like school because a bully is bothering your kid or because someone who your child does not like wants to hang around with your kid or sometimes your kid may not able to get along with the teacher.
Sometimes, it may be a problem with your kid classes or with the schoolwork. Maybe your kid thought the work is too easy and got bored. Or maybe the work is too hard, or he may not feel as smart as the other kids. Reading may be difficult for your kid, but your kid may be expected to do a lot of it. Your child may be getting left farther and farther behind, and it may seem like your son or daughter will never catch up. After finding the reason you can start taking steps to make things better for your child.
It's a good idea to talk with your children about their problems in the school even in the best of days. It is extremely important for you to find from your child whether someone bullied or hurt him physically.
You can advise your child to write down the feelings about school in a journal. It will be great way to let out the emotions of your child that may otherwise be stuck inside for eternity.
If your child feels that he or she is disorganized or if your child is not able to keep up with the schoolwork, then ask your child to take help from teachers and school counselors.
The next time find yourself your child not wanting to go to school, try this:
· First, ask your child to write down everything he / she does not like about school.
· Then make a list of the good things your child enjoys (even if it's only recess and lunch, that's a start!).
· Now, think what can you change in your child in the "don't like" list? Would remembering to do your child's homework help your child to feel more confident? Could your child find a way to show off his or her special interests and talents? If your child made just one new friend, would your child feel less lonely? If your child helped someone else feel less lonely, would your child feel even better? Which activities could your child try that would help your child meet new friends?
Of course, you may not be able to change everything on the "don't like" list. A bully may not simply disappear. Reading may always be a challenge. But that's OK. Focus on what you can change and you might be able to put the focus of your child back on school!
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