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One must consider the fact that not only children, but adults are also not in the mood to go to their offices some times. Every child grumbles about attending school some or the other time. It is natural that it is quite tiresome and boring to return to the same schedule after spending a fun weekend at home.
Often, it is discovered that the child hates school because of other reasons. He/she dislikes going to school because of the simple fact that someone or something troubles him. So, do not get worried about the fact that there must be some problem with your child that he/she hates school.
The most common reason for the child disliking school is overstuffed curriculum. With most schools teaching as much as 10 subjects each year, the child can easily get strained by the pressure of the syllabus. The curriculum is not well designed and burdens the child throughout the day. The incessant worksheets and brain feeding may kill the creativity of the child. He/she may also not like attending classes because of feeling that the matter is of no relevance to him/her.
Many children do not find the atmosphere at the school friendly and cordial. The child may feel ignored in the crammed up class. If the child’s equation with the teacher is not great, he/she will feel fearful and will not be able to communicate personal problems and study-related doubts to the teacher.
Bullies are the most often reason for the child skipping school. The children become scared of attending school because they are constantly picked at or teased by certain individual students or classmates. It is important that you find out about the bullies and intervene in a subtle way so that the child feels comfortable.
If the child is troubled because of the nagging or cruel teacher and his/her punishments, the parents must talk with the teacher directly. Bring to focus the child’s problem so that the teacher understands the child. Also, if the child feels left out sitting on the last seat of the classroom, encourage the child to sit in the front and pay attention. If the curriculum is too boring and pressurizing, the parents can team up with parents of other children and talk to the school’s principal to suggest modifications to the same.
The most frequent problem with young kids is bullies troubling them. If you also discover that your child hates school because of the same reason, it is crucial that you step in. Parents can talk to the child’s teacher or principal about the bully so as to avoid the problem. Also, make your child assertive and tell him to face the bully. If the child is not scared, the bully will abandon the teasing on its own.
For children that are more grown-up, it is necessary that you do not embarrass the child by your involvement. Hence it is necessary that you are subtle in your efforts. One can talk to the school’s principal instead of confronting the bully or his parents directly. Also, suggest the child to always be with his/her friends and avoid going out to places where the bully regularly troubles the child.