Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Suspect Your Child Is Falling Behind at School?

We would all like our children to achieve the best grades in school, but for some it is a lot easier than others. If you suspect your child is struggling academically, it is important to help them get back on track. Here are some tips that should help you help your children…
Food for the brain – What your child eats does matter, especially when it comes to their academic performance. If your child has eaten breakfast, their performance at school will improve considerably. Not only this, but your child needs to drink plenty of water, and you need to ensure their blood-sugar levels aren’t too low, as this can cause concentration to be impaired.
Brush up on your skills – Most parents are shocked to see the type of homework their child gets. If you, like most of us, can’t answer the questions your kid has been given, it would be a good idea to brush up on your skills too. After all, subjects, especially maths, have changed considerably since we were at school. There is no more borrowing and carrying in sums! You are going to need to help yourself before you can help your child, unfortunately.
Turn off the television – Does your child attempt to do their homework while the television is going? If so, it’s time to turn it off! Continuous partial attention means that the facts you are trying o learn are only going to get the periphery of memory.
Improve their quality of sleep – If your child is struggling to sleep, you need to focus on this. There is a direct link between behavioural issues in children and a lack of sleep. If you improve your child’s sleep quality, you may notice that their academic performance improves in tandem.
Inspire and encourage them, but do not nag – This is where a lot of parents go wrong when trying to help their children achieve more at school. You should never nag your child. Instead, you need to inspire and encourage them. Phil Beadle, a teacher and author of several educational books, claims that 80 per cent of a child’s achievement is based on parental inspiration.
Get some help – There is no shame in asking for some assistance. If you are struggling to help your child achieve more at school, there are professional educators that will be more than happy to help you. Plus, sometimes it can b effective to have an outside perspective.
If you follow the advice that has been provided, you should be able to give your child the academic assistance they need. It is important to encourage and inspire them, rather than nagging them. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for some professional assistance if needed!

*This is a collaborative post*


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