Top Ways Parents Can Help Their Child Succeed in Primary and Secondary School
The modern parents quite often complain of being unable to meet the needs of a complicated school program. I remember one of my mates who had been spending all the nights long writing difficult essays for their child who studied in the 3rd form.
The requirements of curriculum cause loud debates. Indeed, should the children have homework when they are only in the primary school? We’ll talk about how parents are able to make the school life of their children easier and bring more pleasant emotions to the educational process.
Pay Attention to the Mood of Your Child:
Which mood does your kid have while going to school and comes from it? What does he tell? What is it like for him to become a fifth grader? Is he keen on getting the long-awaited freedom? Or does she miss the first teacher?
Discuss the impressions and experiences of the child. Focus on positive points. In case of difficulties, think about how to cope with them. If suddenly you have an alarm (how will your little boy survive in the class!), remember that anxiety is perfectly transmitted from adults to children. Just believe, he will not only survive but also master himself. You can also tell him about your positive experience of transition to secondary, high school, or just in new conditions.
Express Your Interest Sincerely:
The question “How are you?” is often followed by the answer “Everything is well”. You will get the most obvious answers to such questions.
You have to express your interest sincerely by asking surprising questions. “What was the funniest thing?”, “Which teacher is almost like a book/movie/ game character?”, “What surprised you today?”
Similar questions are more likely to result in a detailed answer. Memorize names, facts, and details, so it will be easier next time to start a conversation. You can also talk about the differences between the fourth and fifth grades… use your imagination!
Be Ready to Changes!
See the changes in behavior, appearance, and the progress of your child. Moreover, take into account the fact that grades may decrease, and this is normal. It is important to help cope with the difficulties, give all the support, and explain to the child that though there are a lot of difficulties, this is a temporary period.
Check if educational motivation has not decreased. Although among the new and more complicated familiar subjects of study there will certainly be one that you like. Does your kid miss geography lessons? Or is he enthusiastically sprouting seeds for a biology lesson? Did you understand that behind the word “social science” was an interesting lesson?
It is important to support, strengthen and develop this interest. You can also engage your child in multiple other fun activities such as reading themed sites, watching Sci-fi movies, reading the literature, and taking part in the competition. This will keep the interest in learning intact.
Do Not Increase the Number of Extra-Curriculum Activities:
In the first half year, without any expressed need, don’t hurt your child with a huge number of extra-curriculum activities such as sports sections, music, and art schools. One is enough, only if the child wants it.
The vocal studio, the community robotics, and single combat will not disappear anywhere, and it is not necessary to get used to the increased training loads and learn how to deal with them at this age. However, it is extremely important that the student should have a natural love for such activities and hobbies.
Give Emphasis on the Changed Status:
Your child is growing up. It is possible that you might need to revise some family rules now. It will be great if he gets to see more evidence of his development. Give him more freedom, that might balance with new responsibilities. Support the changed status with more “adult” clothing, new school supplies.
Today’s education system has been changed completely. It is not the same as it used to be in the past. When families, schools, and private tuition work together, kids are more likely to develop good relationships and perform better at school.
You can make the learning process easier by watching YouTube tutorials, downloading tuition assignments, and integrating creativity with today’s learning techniques.
If you want your child to succeed in the primary and secondary school; and ultimately in their personal and professional lives, then you have to be very attentive right from the early years of schooling.
Do you know some other ways that help kids succeed in primary and secondary school? Please feel free to share them in the comment section below.