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Signs your child is struggling at school
Whether your child has started a new school for the first time, or moved up to another school year, it can be an anxious time for parents as we’re keen for our children to thrive. However, if they’re struggling it’s important to pick up on the warning signs early to give them the help they need sooner rather than later. Read our tips on what to look out for.
Keeping an eye on their homework is a key way to spot any problems early. Watch out for if it takes too long for them to complete, they may be struggling so much that they can’t complete it at all.
Conversely, if they finish their homework too fast, they could be a genius or they could have it done in a flash just to get it finished as soon as possible.
Aggression in school
If your child is starting to show behavioural problems at school, it could be a sign that they’re really struggling and find it difficult to express their frustration at not being able to keep up with the class.
It can be difficult to bridge the gap between your child’s school life and home. That’s why it’s important to keep the lines of communication open, so asking them questions about how their day is extremely crucial. You might be able to pick up on problems such as issues making friends and troubles with a particular subject. Any reluctance to talk about how school is going is can also be a sign of trouble.
Do your research
There are plenty of resources online for discovering what stage of learning children are expected to be at for their age. Use these as a guide for discovering whether your child is falling behind.
Remember, if it turns out that your child is struggling and could benefit from additional help, it’s important you raise concerns with their teacher who will be able to offer valuable advice.