Have you been getting really unsatisfactory grades from your teenager’s report card recently? Is it starting to alarm you because grades were never an issue with your kids before? If so, then you must read this article from top to bottom in order to learn the things that you need to do and understand when your teenager is starting get low grades in school.
Okay, the first thing that you have to understand is that teenagers may view school very differently from how the parents would view school. For parents, school is something that will educate their children, give them a diploma, which children can use to land into a job that will give them a better future. Teenagers do not see this the same way. Instead, they see school as a venue where they can socialize or mingle with friends. However, they can’t do it fully, and enjoy it more, because classes interrupts it.
Anyway, the difference in views is just one of the many things that may cause poor grades. To find a good solution to the problem, you can check out the list below:
Talk With His/Her Teacher
Talking with your son or daughter’s teacher where he or she is getting poor grades is going to help you understand what your child is going through. Your teacher can give you helpful advices to help your son or daughter enjoy the subject more. The teacher can also recommend tools that will promote study habits at home.
Check The Pattern In The Report Card
Don’t just look at the grades in the report card. It might also help checking the other notes in the report card including the attendance and conduct. Attendance plays a major role in determining the final grade of your child. Obviously, if your child has poor attendance, he or she will learn less in her classes, thus resulting to very poor grades. So if the issue is about attendance, then you might want to ask your teenager if something is bothering him/her or hindering him/her from going to school.
According to reports, bullying is one of the causes why children skips school. If this is the issue, then talking this over with your child’s school adviser will help.
Dealing With People Who Does Not Like You
When your child says that the reason why he/she is having very poor grades in a certain subject is because he/she does not like his/her classmates or maybe because the teacher does not like him/her, then this is a good opportunity for you to teach your child one of the realities of life. Teach your child that it is very impossible to please everyone. The bad thing is, despite that, you have to deal with everyone in your life, regardless if they like you or not, and vice versa. Let your child understand that this happens to everyone, and dealing with it is the only way to make life easier. Let him/her know that dealing with unwanted people at school is going to serve as a practice, to prepare him in the outside world, where there are more people of this kind.