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Jonathan Loftus

Job Holder | Posted 30 Nov, 2019 |

My child is struggling in school. What can I do to help?

Makayla Beattie

Blogger | Posted 01 Dec, 2019

No parent wants to see their child have a difficult time at school. There are no one-size-fits-all rules when it comes to how and how much parents should intervene but at the end of the day, you are the one who knows your child best. You can try these steps if you have a strong sense that your child is having a hard time in school:

a. Check with the teachers and ask their observations on your child’s behavior in class.
b. Look at your child’s homework, quizzes, and test scores for the past months and take notice of changes, particularly major differences in scores.
c. Regardless of your child’s age, it’s important that you talk to them and ask them what they’re feeling. Speak in a compassionate tone so your child won’t feel intimidated by your questions.
d. Determine what options you have. Does the school offer afterschool programs? Will a study group help your child?
e. If all other options offered by the school still won’t work, maybe it’s time to seek professional help from someone who can help your child develop the best study habits and strategies. For more info, visit