Every parent wants their child to be successful at school. But… sometimes children come home with bad grades.
There’s a lot you can do to help. First try to understand about any problems your child might be facing, such as social issues or even issues at home. Sometimes grades suffer when something in your child life is going wrong. Find out if your child is dealing with bullying, rejection at school, or puberty. You may find that once that problem has been resolved, your child’s grades improve.
Here are a few other suggestions to help your child improve his bad grades.
Contact your child Teachers: If your child isn’t doing well at school, you need to make contact with his teachers. Ask for specific advice and suggestions on what you might do to help your child.
Review Homework: The best way to know if your child is struggling is to review his/her homework from time to time. By doing so, you might discover a problem before it becomes serious. You can also take the opportunity to coach your child and help answer questions he might be having or consider after school tutoring
Make Studying Fun: Most kids don’t love homework. But helping your child attend to his studies is important. Try to make homework enjoyable by providing snacks while he’s studying, encouraging him, or even keeping him company while he work through his home assignments.
Get a Tutor: Tutors really do work, and they can help improve your child’s bad grades. Most after schhol tutors are fee based, usually by the hour. To find a tutor, contact your child’s school for recommendations, or ask other parents for the names of tutors they’ve used. Sometimes teachers offer after school assistance, for students who are struggling. Some after school teachers do group session which reduces your cost.
Set Goals: Children need goals just like parents do. Help your child to set goals. Sit down with your child and discuss where his grades should be at the end of the semester. Set realistic goals, that are actually achievable. Be sure you and your child review the goals periodically, and be sure to celebrate once a goal has been reached.