Going to school can be stressful for children if they come across problems at school [Tips to prepare your child for school]. The problems can be as simple as adjustment in the class to as complex as ragging or some kind of harassment.
As a parent, recognize your child’s school-related problems and take appropriate action accordingly. It is found from a survey that most of the problems suffered by millions of children arise because of being forced to go to school.
As the school related problems of children usually could not get resolved quickly, here are some simple strategies to help your child.
Good relation with teachers: Establishing and maintaining a good communication with the classroom teachers is very crucial to help your child in school. Maintaining a good relationship with the principal, teachers, counselors, and other school staff can help you in knowing your child’s progress at school and troublesome signs that relates to school.
Knowing each other is the key to maintain a good relation and appreciating their way of teaching is an encouraging way to begin the rapport. By doing so, it becomes much easier and comfortable for you to talk frankly over the school-related problems of your child.
It is a good idea to set up an appointment and discuss with the teacher, once in a week or month.
Detect the problems: Identify your child’s school-related problem through listening to your child and watching carefully for signs. Change in eating behavior, unable to sleep at nights, oversleeping, mild illness, headache and stomachache before school, school-escaping behavior, frequent complaints about class, class teachers, and classmates, and frustration are some of the signs that help you detect that your child has problem at school.
Discuss with your child: Once you notice that your child has problem at school through these signs or got to know from the school or other parents, make time and discuss the problem and the possible ways to resolve the problem with your child before you take any step to solve it.
Talk to the class teacher: If your child denies to discuss about the problem or prior to taking any action by you, talk about the problem with the class teacher. This is because a class teacher is the first person to discuss about your child’s school-related problem. However, if your concern and the problem remain even after, contact and discuss with the principal. Remember that a huge majority of school-related problems are resolved in this way.
Speak to other parents: There might be a possibility that the problem your child is facing can also affect other children. So, if you consider the same, speak to other parents and take appropriate action solely or jointly. It is also a good idea to raise the issue at a parent teacher meeting.
Complaint about the problem: If solving the problem is not possible with formal discussion, it is good to complaint about the problem to the education authority and ask them to raise the issue in the general meetings where it is likely to be handled by the head teacher, or other members of the school staff.
Always maintain a close relation with your child’s school to keep your child problem-free!