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You’ve just read your child’s final report card, and they are telling you that they are absolutely not happy with the grade they have received. They are saying that they feel like they are being cheated, or are being punished. You see that look of anger and resentment on their faces; they are not happy that they were given a ‘D’ in math for the fifth time or are still struggling and getting poor grades in English, history, and science. You see that emotion and frustration on their faces. You know that they are just over-stimulated by the pressure of school.
When your child is frustrated with school, or when you are frustrated with your child’s lack of passion, it is normal to want to pull him/her out of class and make him/her do something different. But, this is not always the best idea. In most cases, there is more to your child’s frustration than just lack of interest. Here’s what to do when your child is frustrated with studies.
- Every child goes through different phases of learning and self-expression. These phases can be triggered by many factors, including place of learning, peers, and teachers. For instance, when your child is frustrated with school, it can be helpful to consider a different learning style that might be more effective.
There are many learning styles. Some children learn better through visual or audio instructions, while others learn better through reading, math, science, interior design, and so on. You can also help deal with their frustration by looking for a tutor or an alternative school. And remember, what your child is possibly learning most at the moment may not always make the most sense for the rest of their academic career.
- When kids are frustrated, they often turn to their parents for advice. Unfortunately, sometimes they get bad advice. It’s crucial that parents know what to say when their kids get into a fun and how to reinforce good behavior when kids need to be reminded. If you want children to succeed in school, you need to know how to help them see that failure is an opportunity, not a threat. Failure is a great teacher, and it doesn’t have to spell the end of your studies. Failure gives you the opportunity to learn from your mistakes, which you can use to improve your studies when you do things right.
- Another reason your child might be frustrated with their studies would be the place they are learning. It is crucial when raising a child that you provide a place where they can study, preferably one that is comfortable, cozy, and not overwhelming. Studies have shown that effective ways to help children behind at school include making sure they have a study area conducive to concentration. For instance, a quiet and relaxing place to unwind in between studying. Furthermore, it has been found that children who are given a reward when they have completed their work tend to be more successful than those who are not.
- When your child is frustrated with school, he or she may be experiencing a variety of emotions—models of them have been developed by psychologists and researchers over the years. Without a doubt, some of these emotions are normal, and others are common and expected. However, some can be quite upsetting and damaging to your child. Anxiety, in particular, is an often unrecognized and unaddressed mental health issue that affects many children and teens.
You can help them ease their frustration with their studies by giving them confidence. Assure them that they are capable and that it’s not important to you whether they get the best grades from their class.
- Your kid is struggling in school, and you want to know what to do, but you don’t know where to start. One of the best ways to help your children succeed in school is to give them a break. Students who get enough sleep and exercise, have plenty of friends and eat well can handle the grind of homework and tests.
Little breaks would be good for them since they can recharge and detangle all their worries about school and grades.