Recognize if there seems to be greater confrontation between this child and siblings, if friends stop calling or coming over, or if the child can’t seem to find his place in school.
School is not simply about getting straight A’s, it is also about learning how to get on with others and knowing how to develop friendships.
A child who is happy in school is a child who can focus on studying and doing well. One who believes that school is all about academics and no social life unfortunately makes a big mistake.
If you think that there may be an issue, it is a good idea to set up a meeting with the teacher and ask how you can work in harmony.
Too many parents call teachers to demand and accuse instead of saying that we would like to solve this problem together.
After all, we are their parents and if they cannot believe in our love for them, whose love can they believe in? I am not just speaking about when you must call him in with a problem like failing grades or after you received a call from his teacher.
I am talking about daily interactions where you share a smile, a good word, a laugh, a story, or a meal together.
A child leaves his notebook in school and must scramble to find a friend whose fax machine is working.
Nights spent struggling over homework for hours, studying for tests left for the last minute, assignments forgotten, cliques and social politics – it feels as if we are going backwards instead of forward.
Don’t allow problems with your child to fester and grow.