Being a parent is not an easy job. Your children can change their personality entirely from one day to the next. They can be happy and polite one day, getting good grades at school and great reports from their teachers, but the next thing you know you are being called into a parent-teacher meeting to discuss their behavior. Sometimes these outbursts are just a normal part of growing up, but it could also be that they are acting out in an attempt to get your attention.
Understanding What Your Student Is Going Through
Through helping students of all levels improve their grades and their confidence, The Tutoring Center, Ocoee FL is well versed in how students grow. To help you understand your student a little bit better, below is some information which can help.
Non-Participation in Class
For a child to be able to participate in class actively, they need to feel secure and have the self-confidence to be able to speak in front of their classmates without worrying about looking silly. For many children, this is simply not possible, and they prefer to stay quiet rather than risk losing the respect of their friends and fellow students. There are many things that you can do to help you child to feel more secure:
- Sit down with your child and learn more about their daily school routine, including any particular challenges they are facing.
- Firstly, focus on giving them positive feedback. If you are helping them to do their homework, don’t criticize them if they make a mistake, explain to them that making mistakes is a part of life and that this is how we learn.
- Secondly, think about what kind of role model you are. If you are always doubting yourself or putting yourself down, then your children will pick up on this and subconsciously ‘mimic’ your behavior. If you can, show your child something which you are also learning and struggling with, and let them see that it's okay to ask questions.
Younger children can find it difficult to manage their emotions and may react with violence when they feel threatened or insecure. This is perfectly normal during preschool years, but they should learn to deal with these situations in a more constructive manner by the time they enter second grade. If your child continues to have problems with aggression or has suddenly started to exhibit these behaviors, it is important to eliminate them as soon as possible.
The most important thing to remember is that responding to aggression with aggression will only make the situation worse. Be firm with your child, and set clear boundaries, but do not raise your voice and try not to become frustrated. Talk to teachers and assistants at their school, and ensure that they are reinforcing the disciplinary boundaries that you set at home in the school environment. It’s also essential that you talk to your child and try to find out the root of their anger.
Think about their home situation - have there been any big changes that could have affected them? Have levels of tension at home been rising? The better you understand your child, the more easily you will be able to support them through this difficult time.
If you have noticed your child exhibiting behaviors that are out of character, consider the underlying reason instead of reacting to their emotion and behaviors. Sit down with your student and find out exactly what’s happening with their school life.
If the reason for their behavior is due to challenging lessons, speak with The Tutoring Center, Ocoee FL
at (407) 614-5980
about one-to-one instruction
. With one-to-one tutoring, students don’t think about any social distractions or being laughed at, and can instead feel comfortable asking as many questions as possible and learn at their own pace to help them rejoin the school learning stream.
If your child has lost enthusiasm for things that they used to enjoy, if they are spending more and more time alone, or if you have noticed a change in their eating habits, then they could be suffering from stress. Childhood and adolescence is a difficult time for almost everyone, and many of our children will experience periods of stress and low and exhausted moods. Make sure that you talk to your children on a daily basis. Discuss their feeling and concerns. This will stop them from feeling alone and help them to feel more positive.
One of the most common causes for school stress is a lack of planning. Sit down and work out a study plan, including set days and times to complete certain aspects of their study. Just seeing their study planned out in front of them can show them that the goal is attainable and reduce their stress levels.
By identifying these behaviors early on, and applying the appropriate strategies, you can help your child to feel confident, calm and supported throughout their school career. This will, in turn, help them to succeed academically and transfer this confidence to other aspects of their daily life.
All Students Can Benefit From Tutoring in Ocoee
If you think that your child could benefit from a little extra support to help them to achieve top grades, then tutoring in Ocoee can help. Call (407) 614-5980 and speak with The Tutoring Center, Ocoee FL today to learn more about how the "Geniuses in Training" program can deliver subject targetted one-on-one instruction and help your child raise their grades, their confidence, and their attitude.