How do we all usually behave with kids on mistakes? We get angry, irritated and start shouting. Then we try correcting the mistake or problem which is normally resolved at the end. So, how we would have behaved in the beginning? We should have focused on staying calm and finding the solution for the problems. Problems are not that big. It is our reaction that makes them big.
Here are some ways to help your kids in learning.
Help Kids Fight the Fear of Failure:
In schools, kids are usually worried about getting low grades. Are they mature enough to understand the meaning of failure? No, it is our expectations that are making them burdened. We all focus on grades. We do not make our kids realize that they are going to school to learn. The priority should be learning then examining. If a teacher values a kid on the basis of his grades, then he is right in behaving sad and dejected.
Stop Comparing Kids:
Never compare kids with other children on the basis of grades. Every kid has his/her own level of learning and grasping things. He may have different interests. He may make take more time in understanding things. But, this does not show in any way that he is going to fail in life. He may be a bit slow in the beginning but he can get pace after a few years. Parents’ optimistic behavior can help a lot in the learning process which goes on for a lifetime. Learning never stops.
Teachers and parents response can build confidence. If they snub kids from asking the question, they hinder the learning process. Learning starts with questioning. How Can I do it? What if I do wrong? Can it be done in any other way? Answer to these question patiently and showing your trust in your child can remove the burden from the little soul.
Stay In Touch with Your Kid’s Teacher:
Try to attend all parents-teachers meetings at school. Meet the teacher and ask about your kid’s progress in studies. Not only studies but his behavior is important too. How does he behave with the teacher and other students at school? Does he have friends? Does he participate in class activities? Answers to these questions would help you understand the way your child responds to the outer world. If he requires additional help in any subject, you may tell the teacher. If he is shy and hesitant in making friends, you may discuss his shy nature with his teacher. Do not impose your ideas on him. If he is taking more time than other kids but ends up having good grades and friends of his choice, then let him make ways for himself. You can keep guiding him every now and then and play your role effectively.
Help Him In Home Assignments:
Help your child organize himself at home. Ask him daily to do his homework. Help him do his homework if he needs you. Regular studies will help him improve his studies and boost his confidence in school too.