Get that worry out of your head – where it hurts you and helps no-one – and do something useful with it. By thinking constructively about things you can do and making a plan for actions you can take, you save yourself stress and improve your ability to help your child.
A big worry can be eased with a little organization.
Get Organized to Help Your Child at School
How can you help your child with school progress?
You might consider these ideas (and add your own)
- Get a tutor
- Look for online resources and tools (great if your child likes computers but not books)
- Look for a computer game or program in the target area (ditto)
- Come up with a reward system (eg a certain grade earns a certain desired reward)
- Chat to the teacher for guidance
- Ask your child what they would find helpful
- Suggest a study session get-together with friends, where they help each other
- Offer to coach your child yourself (depends on your skill level)
- [add your own]
Here are some other areas where you can plan ideas for helping or coaching your child:
- How can you help your child with teacher relationships?
- How can you help your child with peer relationships?
- How can you help your child with sports activities?
- How can you help your child with extra-curricular activities?
Get into the habit of turning rumination into organization, you’ll have less worry and more resources for helping your child.
Image by Brian “DoctaBu” Moore