However, a large body of evidence indicates that homework is not the most important factor in student performance. Attendance and home reading are the most important predictors of student achievement and success. Make sure your children read independently every night and receive enough sleep and nutrition to be healthy and attend school every day. If they aren't getting the sleep or nutrition they need, help them find other ways to relax or have fun.
If attendance and home reading aren't solving the problem, seek advice from your child's teacher or principal. Sometimes parents need to be told that their child is suffering from anxiety or depression and that they may be putting too much pressure on themselves or their child to succeed academically.
The best thing you can do for your child is to support him or her in being successful outside of school as well: practice sports, participate in community activities, etc. This will give him or her the chance to learn things that cannot be taught in a classroom and allow them to develop skills that will serve them well in college and beyond.
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Older children and teenagers may be fully aware of the general importance of education to their future achievement and may be anxious if they begin to fall behind. If your child has little to no free time outside of school because they are spending their time on homework, this is a major red flag.
Younger children may not realize that they are learning something new every day or may not understand what being "behind" means. If you see that your younger child is struggling with their studies, it may be helpful to sit down with them once a week and go over any missed lessons or topics that were not mastered during the previous week. This will help them build up their knowledge base gradually instead of all at once which may cause stress for them and possibly hinder their progress.
Children who fear that they will be held back if they do not keep up with their peers should know that this is not true. Parents need to understand that schools use standardized tests to measure how much material has been learned by students in specific times. If students do not take these tests, then teachers cannot compare their work with others'. Keeping this in mind, schools do not hold back students who are slower than their peers; rather, they give them extra time so that they can catch up.
If your child tells you that they are bored in school, don't worry about it.
Advice for Teachers and Parents
Here are some suggestions for parents who want to assist their adolescent sons thrive in school: Work with him on organizational skills. In general, boys do not multitask as effectively as girls. Teach your kid how to arrange and plan tasks, whether on paper or online. This will help him be more effective in class and at home.
Spend time with him learning about his interests. This will help him feel important and give him a reason to stay in school. Let him know you are there for him, no matter what.
Give him privacy when he needs it. Boys need time by themselves every now and then to think and reflect. Allow him this time even if he does not ask for it.
Help him set goals (but don't push him too hard). Knowing what he wants out of school and life will help him stay focused and avoid falling behind.
Be aware of bullying behavior. If you see something suspicious, tell someone immediately. There are resources available to students who are being bullied.
Get to know your son's teachers. They can offer helpful tips on how to deal with bullies, troublemakers, and generally uncooperative students.
Check up on him regularly. Make sure he is going to school everyday and that he arrives home on time.
Communicate with him... listen to him!
These online learning recommendations can assist parents in preparing for a successful school year, regardless of whether it is virtual.
Collaborating to create a plan to remedy bad grades Discuss potential tactics for assisting them in improving their grades, such as arranging for tutoring. If they are unable to pass the class, speak with the school about other choices, such as summer school or adult education programs.
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