6 WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD IN SCHOOL

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Do you want your child to do better in school but aren't sure how to get involved? If so, you're not alone. Many parents feel this way and are looking for answers. Dr Dorland Martins, MD Consultant, VitaNova Homeopathic Clinics, gives a few tips on how to get involved

START SHOWING INTEREST

This one is simple, but it's also one of the most powerful methods for helping your child improve in school. Ask your child what they did in school. Go through a list of their classes or subjects that they are studying and just have them tell you what they did that day. Don't ask about their grades or their behaviour, otherwise they might think you are just checking up on them, and they may be reluctant to share. Simply ask them what they're doing and get them talking about it.

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This one is simple, but it's also one of the most powerful methods for helping your child improve in school. Ask your child what they did in school. Go through a list of their classes or subjects that they are studying and just have them tell you what they did that day. Don't ask about their grades or their behaviour, otherwise they might think you are just checking up on them, and they may be reluctant to share. Simply ask them what they're doing and get them talking about it.

REAFFIRM YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THEM

Most people allow their experience of the morning shape the entire day, this is especially true with children. Make every effort to be supportive and encouraging as you're helping your child prepare for school in the morning. Reaffirm them of your confidence in them and don't nag them to get ready. This will help to set the day off on a positive note which will carry them through to a good school day.

MEET THEIR TEACHERS AND THEIR FRIENDS’ PARENTS

Many times, a child can be confused because of conflicting signals from the adult influences in their life. It's important to make sure that you and your child's teachers are on the same page and that your children have a clear understanding of what's expected of them, based on consistent standards. The best way to do this is to get to know the other adult influences in your child's life.

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