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Ten Reasons Parents Know and Help Parents to Understand and Help Their Children

We all understand perfectly well that our children on the eve of their first day at school can experience mixed feelings: both delight and excitement and fear. This means that in order to help them allay their fears, first of all, it is necessary to identify them. Here are ten reasons kids worry about going to school.

New situations

Whether your child is going through the first day of a new class or the first day of a new school, it is absolutely normal to be nervous in a new situation. Tell him what will happen on the first day. Tell him that if he does not keep up with his studies, then View our services will help which is the best resource in learning. When children know what to expect, they worry less about the situation. Remind your child that every student in their class also feels a little anxious; give your child time to adjust to the situation. Note that things will return to normal pretty soon and the atmosphere will become more comfortable. If possible, adjust your schedule so that you have extra time for your child, especially right after school, in the first few days.

Situations of failure and failure

Children worry that their learning will be too difficult, they will not be able to keep up with everyone, or, when called in front of the whole class, they will not be able to give the correct answer. To avoid this, tell me that the errors can be corrected and with the help of you can fix it. Remind your child that everyone makes mistakes and then praise them for their efforts and efforts.

Anxiety about controls and tests

Many children are afraid of testing and all kinds of tests. Tell him that he was not afraid as there is which will help in learning. They are worried and upset ahead of time, so much so that by the day of testing they are no longer able to complete the tasks. One way to help them is to offer your help in preparing and studying the relevant material. The child will calm down, because he will feel that he is well prepared. Remind him that he knows everything and is ready for the test, express your confidence that he will definitely be able to successfully cope with all the tasks.

Social anxiety

Children worry about their place in society, about joining a team, making friends, worrying about what others will think of them, whether they will be teased and bullied, whether they will become outcasts. Explain to your child that it is necessary to face different social situations, not avoid them, and talk about ways to make friends with other children. Teaching children social skills, problem solving and conflict resolution is known to promote good mental health.

Grades and performance

Some children worry about whether they can actually live up to expectations and get all A's in math and other subjects, get on the honor roll, become the best in the class, or maintain a certain GPA. In conversation with your child, emphasize that you do not expect him to be perfect and perfect in teaching.

School Stress

Some children experience anxiety or stress when they understand and feel that their school environment is not organized or that their expectations of the class are not justified. Psychologists say that if parents, in response to a child's story about a problem that have arisen, offer him a joint search for solutions, then the child will learn to approach difficult situations constructively.

The need to be part of a team

Whether your child wants to start a sports team support group, get a starring role in a school play, or just be the last player in a big break, it's important to tell him that not everyone and not always succeeds. There are also other opportunities for participation or involvement in a team. Practice together to help your child acquire the necessary skills for the activity of his choice: draw posters, rehearse a role, or kick a ball.

Peer pressure

Children just want to be part of a team, they want to comply with the rules and laws that reign in it, so sometimes they worry about certain expectations from their classmates. Encourage your child to talk about their problems. Expressing fears verbally (speaking them out loud) can be very helpful. Listen carefully, but try to resist the urge to intervene and solve your child's problem yourself. Better to think it over carefully and find possible solutions together. Solve problems with your children, not for them! By playing an active role, children learn to be independent.

Fear of being bullied

Children worry about being bullied or persecuted in one way or another, which will be extremely unpleasant and even psychologically traumatizing. Take their concerns seriously. Explain that bullies bully other children to make them feel strong, and be sure to talk about ways to calm down that will prevent the bully from giving the bully the emotional response they are counting on. Teach your child to ignore teasing attempts, teach them to run away if necessary, and reach out to adults.

Home situation

Sometimes the true reason a child does not want to go to school has nothing to do with the school itself. Children may feel very much needed at home because a parent is stressed or depressed, or there is something else that directly affects their family. In this case, the way out of the situation will be to eliminate family problems.

If your child's fears persist during the school year, inform the teacher. Most schools have school psychologists, social workers and methodologists who can communicate professionally with children and help them overcome these fears.

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