If you are a parent with any of your children struggling with poor school performance, then this article is for you.
I know it can be heartbreaking to see your child falling behind in school. Poor school performance can have significant impact on a child’s self-esteem and future opportunities.
However, there are steps you can take to help your child overcome such academic challenges.
In today’s post, I will be sharing with you the important role parents can play in helping their children excel academically.
I will share with you five (5) ways parents can help their children overcome poor school performance.
It doesn’t matter if your child is experiencing challenges with a particular subject or struggling more broadly, the practical tips I will share with you can help support your child’s academic success.
Why Parental Involvement Matters
Studies have shown that there is link between students’ academic performance and parental involvement.
Children whose parents play active roles in their academics tend to perform better, have higher level of motivation and are well behaved at school.
If your child attend private school, where academic performance is often highly valued, then you really need to read this to the very end. Private Schools in Nigeria are highly competitive, in attempt to stand out, most private schools set rigorous academic standards. As a result, children who are struggling academically feel added pressure to perform, placing most of them at the risk of falling behind.
As a parent, it’s your responsibility to support your children’s academic success and ensure they have all they need to thrive. Your involvement can provide a sense of security and support that can help your children feel love, become more confidence in their ability and motivated to thrive for success.
Signs of Poor School Performance
There are variety of ways to identify poor school performance. It is very important to be able to identify the sign, so you can tackle them head on. After all, a stitch in time saves nine. Here are some of the common signs of poor school performance:
- Poor grades
- Lack of interest in school
- Difficulty completing homework/assignments
- Behavioral issues, such as disengagement in the classroom
- Lack of participation in class activities
- Excessive absenteeism or tardiness,
If you notice any of those in your child, it’s important you take action early to provide support and resources to help overcome the challenges.
How Parents Can Help Overcome Poor School Performance
If your child is struggling his or her academics, there are steps that you can take as a parent to help him or her overcome poor school performance.
Communicate with teachers:
Reach out to your child’s teachers to discuss his or her academic progress and any areas where he or she may be struggling. Ask for recommendations on how to support your child at home and stay updated on his or her progress.
Make sure your child has access to the resources he or she need to succeed, such as textbooks, lesson notes, and a quiet study space. Consider getting a private tutor for your child if need be.
Establish a routine:
Help your child establish a routine for completing homework and studying. This can include setting aside dedicated study time each day and creating a schedule for completing assignments.
Keep track of your child’s academic progress and celebrate every single success. Use positive reinforcement to motivate your child and encourage him or her to keep working hard.
Attend school events and get involved in your child’s school community. This can help you stay updated on school news and build relationships with teachers and other parents.
As a parent, it can be difficult to watch your child struggle academically. However, with the right intervention, you can help your child overcome his or her poor school performance.
Remember, poor school performance is not a reflection of your child’s intelligence or potential. With patience, support, and persistence, your child can overcome learning difficulties.
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