Your child might be ready to go to school, but this doesn’t mean you should leave the big kid development to the teachers. In order to help your kid grow to become a good person, you need to stay actively involved in their life. This is something that includes ensuring they do well in school.
The so-called big kids, that is, the children between the age of 5 and 8, are rather tricky to control. They’re already in the age when the rebel instinct is slowly awaking. What this means is that your kid might not be willing to do everything you say. They might even come up with false excuses not to do their homework or get ready for the school.
You might have plenty of patience, but this doesn’t mean the school teachers will feel the same. That is why preparing your kid for the upcoming school days is extremely important. In order to help you out, here are some bits of advice that should come in handy!
Helping Your Child Succeed in School
The key to ensuring that your kid does well at school is in creating a good environment at home. You need to ensure that your child will have a clean and neat workspace for doing homework. This way, it will be a joy for them to do it, rather than a boring obligation. But, in order to let your child focus on the homework, you need to provide them with a quiet atmosphere.
Another way to make your kid fall in love with school and learning is to be involved in their progress. What this means is that you should feel free to help them out with the homework. In fact, sometimes is enough just to be with them, while they’re doing it.
On top of everything, you also need to have a good relationship with the teacher. In fact, this is probably the best advice we can give you, as this way you will be able to learn first-hand about how your child is doing.
Helping the Kid Make New Friends
The school is not only about learning, but also about socializing. Going to school is a great way for your child to make new friends. The problem is that sometimes it won’t be that easy for them. This doesn’t mean that your child has problems making friends. On the contrary, it only means that he/she is just having difficulties adapting to the new environment.
A good way to help them out make new friends is to encourage out-of-school activities. For example, you can organize play-dates at your home and invite your kid’s classmates, as well as their parents. By meeting their parents, you will be able to work together in making the bonds between your kids.
How to Prevent Bullying in School?
Getting to know the parents of your kid’s classmates can help a lot to prevent bullying. If something unpleasant happens, you will be able to talk it through with the parents of the ‘bully’. If that doesn’t bring results, you can always ask help from the teacher or the school’s principal. You’ll be glad to learn that the schools have developed great methods for dealing with bullying in the last couple of years.
In fact, the biggest problem is not how to deal with bullying, but how to detect it. This is another reason why you need to be actively involved in your child’s life during the school years. Some kids are reluctant to admit that there’s bullying going on, especially if it’s purely emotional. This is why you need to talk to your child, but also listen carefully to what they have to say. If you suspect that something might be going on, perhaps the solution is to consult the teacher.