Friday, November 24, 2006

Solution for Children's School Going Problem

Here are a few things parents need to know about school going children.

"He can't keep up with the rest," is a common complaint. Although it needn't be taken too seriously, it must be investigated into. On the physical side, it may be due to poor eyesight, illness or fatigue. Otherwise it may mean fears, relationship problems, parental stress on studies, 'tough' teachers or any trouble en route to school.

The physical aspects Chronic illness in some children leaves them tired with little concentration on what's being taught, sometimes poor eyesight causes a child to lag behind in taking down notes from the board. Loss of hearing or lack of concentration are also common problems with school-going children.

Slow Memory Development
Surprisingly some children write 'p' for 'q' even at later stages of schooling. Words that are reversed also create problems. Ten for net. This isn't a major problem and should be handled with care by teachers and parents. Do not make the child feel inadequate because of this. Train him better. It's not that he is dull or unintelligent. You need to speak to the language teacher and get your child special attention. At home spend time with him teaching him better spelling. Unattended, these children may turn out be poor sellers, often misspelling even five letter words.

Fear of Going to School
One the gravest errors parents make is to threaten erring children. "I'll inform your teacher. She'll give you nicely." This creates hatred for the teacher and ensures just the opposite of what you're trying to accomplish. 'Strict' teachers too add to this. Sometimes an accident or illness that originated at school creates fear , and the child will refuse to go to school. At other times a 'bully' at school may be eating his lunch every day and threatening to box him if the teacher is informed. Kids who hate physical training periods may fuss on certain days, even refusing to eat breakfast. Or feigning illness. Take this matter of factly and get him going. Don't give into all these or soon you'll find him testing your nerves.

Points to ponder
1> Children walk to school, but run to home.
2> Nearly all children exhibit starting problem.
3> Its not always something to do with studies.
4> Loss of hearing, poor eyesight and chronic illness could be the cause.
5> Don't guess, talk to the child to identify the root cause.
6> Its painful for children to hold the pencil at first.
7> Make it a point to meet the class teacher regularly.