5 common reasons your kid isn’t doing good at school
Nowadays, kids refrain from doing homework and preparing for evaluations for many reasons. Your mission is to look for the root of the problem to help you understand the real reason behind your kid’s disinterest in school and find the ideal solution that applies to them personally.
Here are some reasons that might speak to your child’s situation:
- Addiction to electronics
If you notice they are spending too much time scrolling their phones or watching videos on their tablets while neglecting their homework, you have to address the issue by teaching them to always consider performing their school duties or any type of responsibilities a priority before receiving the reward you both approved (outdoors playtime, screen time…). The unlimited use of technology devices mainly for social media or online games can lead to risks including brain laziness, which means your children will be affected negatively no matter how much potential they have or how brilliant they are.
- Lack of help at home
A lot of children lag in school when they don’t get extra support from their parents or older siblings at home. As we know, the school provides knowledge to large groups of students which makes it hard to manage each individual’s performance and learning abilities. It’s on you to give additional time and effort to help your kids revise and retain their lessons constantly. So make sure you keep track of their academic performance and observe their strengths/weaknesses to offer help whenever needed.
- Loss of motivation/purpose
Sit and have conversations with your kids about the importance of school and where it gets them in the future, encourage them to talk about their aspirations/goals and explain to them how schooling would contribute to achieving them in so many ways by seeing it not only as a learning journey but a character development experience as well. For example, the purpose of doing homework isn’t only about practicing the lesson, but also about instilling a sense of responsibility, independence, and fulfillment in a student’s personality.
- Study routine/habitual environment
If your children sit down daily for their assignments/exam preparations in one spot with the same set, it becomes a stressful zone with time and decreases their productivity as a result. Students can develop a bad relationship with their workplace, which becomes more like a tolerated punishment area in their minds rather than a comfortable task-accomplishment area. It’s important to change or re-organize their study environment from time to time for self refreshment and brain excitement.
You can incorporate other engaging, fun, and interesting methods of studying into their routines such as using technology by teaching them how to browse the net to solve their homework and enhance their learning skills or watch explicit videos of subjects they find difficulty with.
Normally most students feel pressure and stress, but some can go over the top and over-study to the extent of feeling overwhelmed and consumed by the severe amount of effort and the energy put into it consistently, as a consequence, they get blocked at one point and unable to carry out any task out of exhaustion.
You have to communicate and emotionally empathize with your kids as early as possible especially when it’s about failure since the pressure sometimes comes from parents themselves due to their obsession with success represented by straight A’s, which stresses and suffocates the child as they grow up by not giving them a chance to learn from making mistakes and get even better.
Always advise your children to create balance in their lives from taking care of their mental/physical health as a prime concern, trying their best at what they do, and accepting failure to enjoying their side interests and passions just as much.