It’s really difficult to see your child struggling educationally and naturally we all want to step in and help as you come from a background that highly values education. There are ways to help with this and ways to help improve things.
Talk To The Teacher
It’s important to seek a meeting with your child’s teacher as this will allow you to get information directly from them and have a good talk to see if you can get more insight as to why your child is struggling at school and what may be done to help them, the teacher will also benefit as they will find it useful to see what is happening in your child’s home life to get a better handle on how to deal with them in class. It’s important to prepare for a meeting with the teacher, make notes of what you are concerned with and make sure you address them by checking off your list, also it can help to make notes while you are in the meeting as sometimes a lot can be said and it’s good to have these to refer back to especially if there are things you have to follow up on.
Don’t Be Too Pushy
As difficult as this may sound, don’t push too much to be making the child do the work as you can very easily just push them much further away and make school work seem to be even more of a chore to the child. Your child needs to know that you love them for who they are and not what they achieve to ensure a happy and mentally healthy life down the line.
Use Alternative Games & Puzzles To Help Learning
It’s important to make learning fun as well as just being difficult and if you can make learning be part of games and activities you are doing with your child then it will not be a negative but a happy memory of spending time with a parent. Use games and puzzles such as a crossword puzzle maker to give them a fun experience that will also help their literacy.
Consider A Tutor Or Extra Help
It’s always worth considering hiring a private tutor to help in the areas that you child is struggling in the most. It’s relatively easy to find a teacher or tutor in your local area and this will give you a list of ones that you can compare and contrast to see which ones suit you the best.
If Necessary Get A Medical Opinion
If the other options aren’t really getting any results it’s always worth getting the opinion of a medical health professional such as a child psychologist. This is not as bad as it may seem at first as children with all types and levels of learning difficulties can get the help they need and the earlier something is identified the better support your child will receive and it’s not the stigma it used to be, the world is changing and there’s even an autistic character on Sesame Street these days.