How do I get my child to love school?

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Loving school for a child is a combination of many factors; as parents, we should be their support, Highlight their efforts and teach them to show respect and make friends. 

If your child is underperforming in school, then don’t get disappointed. It is usual for children to underperform at some point in their educational careers. It may be because of motivation, nervousness, or not loving the school environment. Children don’t like school when it is their first time, when they switch to a new school, or when they face problems at school.

No matter what, parents must ensure that their child loves school to fulfill their purpose, i.e., acquiring education and being a better human being. 

How can you make sure your child loves school? We have covered some strategies you can implement:

Prioritize Effort More Than the Result:

Your child knows that their parents will be happy whenever he gets a good result, and they will be disappointed with the bad result. They already know your reaction to the result. Therefore, you should prioritize his effort to get that result rather than reacting to the outcome. When your child sees that you appreciate them when they are doing their homework or helping him when he is stuck on a project, he will ultimately try his best to ensure you are satisfied with his work. That encouragement during the building process elevates your child’s confidence, and your child will love school more often.

Is your Child Involved in Extra and Co-Curricular Activities?

Activity besides studying is a significant part of Student Life. School means increasing your child’s knowledge and making them excel in other aspects of life. Unlike regular classes, extra and co-curricular activities are not a mandatory part of the school, at least in most schools. So you have to ensure your child is a part of these activities. For example, they stay after school to practice football or go with the School team for a Scrabble Tournament. These activities are like a leisure break after a tedious school day; if your child joins one of them, he will want to go to school every day and will likely love school.

Teach them to show respect:

There can be many reasons for your child to dislike school, including not liking the teachers. We all have experienced this in our life. Some people we don’t like that much. You may like some and Dislike a few. The same might be happening with your child. They might be arguing, disrespecting, or overreacting to the teacher they dislikes and won’t want to be in that teacher’s class. In such cases, you must give them your example and teach them to show respect to every teacher. Despite your child’s likeness and the teacher’s behavior towards them, he must be respectful, and in return, he will witness fruitful results. There will be many people in life we won’t like; however, it’s much easier to work with someone you respect than someone you won’t. Respect from both ways will improve any relationship, and so please respect others, and you will be respected to 

Bedtime Routine:

Children have the worst day at school if they are tired, sleepy, and exhausted. Like us parents, A bad night of sleep can make for a very; long day at work. Children hate going to school when they don’t have a proper night’s sleep. In such cases, you have to ensure that an appropriate bedtime is set and they sleep for 9-12 hours. 9 – 12 hours of sleep is perfect for school-going kids. If they have to wake up at 7 in the morning, then make sure they are asleep by 9:00 pm. A proper bedtime routine will result in a fresh start in the morning and an active day at school.

Don’t Overburden your Child:

Your child mustn’t be overloaded with tasks throughout the day. Even though extra-curricular activities are essential, signing up for multiple activities will convert the advantage to a disadvantage since it will burden your child. Similarly, he will get overburdened by the deadline if homework is not done on time. All this will negatively impact your child’s behavior, and his love for school will fade. To counter this issue, you must schedule your child’s day accordingly. He must have a balanced schedule where he is not only given a specific time to study but to relax and watch TV or play games. A balanced day will make him motivated for the next day as well.

Don’t react to a bad result:

Your child tried hard, but they flunked the exam or passed with bad grades. Naturally, parents will react negatively toward their child’s result. However, this negatively affects your child’s mind and his confidence to proceed. Instead, you must react to the effort your child put in. In such a scenario, you must make your child feel comfortable and explain the areas on which they need to focus more. Remember, you are his teacher at home; he will learn most of the things from you. Henceforth, you must motivate him for the next examination and teach him to counter the issues he faces. Be supportive rather than authoritative.

An important friendship:

One reason your child may not love school is that he does not do well in terms of friendship; they can’t make friends or has fought with his friend. Friendship is a beautiful part of school life. They are more honest and open. Help your child socialize at school. Ask him about his friends or how they can make new friends. If he has a group of friends, allow him to come over to study or playing. Having a good friend circle helps your child to look forward to school—however, the quality of friends matters over quantity.

Final Thoughts:

These are some excellent strategies you can apply and make your life easier. After a few days, you will notice your child is more encouraged and motivated for school than he ever was. Once your child enjoys school, he’ll learn actively and love school

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