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Why Is Your Kid Struggling In School And What Can You Do?

You might find that your child is struggling in school. If that’s the case, then it’s important to correct the issue as much as you can. School is the first step into helping children access the college they want and gain a career they will love. This will only happen if they perform well in the early years. Here are some issues that could be impacting your child’s school performance. 

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An Undiagnosed Condition

One thing to consider is whether your child has been overlooked and has a condition that is impacting their ability to learn at school. A lot of children with autism won’t receive a diagnosis until significantly later in their life. It’s also common for certain conditions to be confused with others and for children to receive the wrong diagnosis. As a parent, you may need to fight to get the diagnosis that your child needs. However, once you do, you will find they gain additional support. This is often what it takes to ensure that they can thrive in the school environment.

 

Bullying 

Potentially one of the greatest issues that can stop your child from reaching their full potential at school is bullying. Bullying is a common problem with 70% of people expected to be bullied at some point before the age of 18. Unfortunately, parents can feel helpless in this situation. Some feel if they step in they will make it a lot worse. Ultimately, when you choose a school, it’s worth asking their stance on bullying. Many now have a zero-tolerance policy in place for bullying and will not compromise on it. 

 

Alternate Ways To Learn 

The problem with the typical school system is that it is based on the idea that we all learn the same way. The reality is that this isn’t the case. Some people can learn simply by reading a book several times. Others are more likely to learn through practical classes and many more find audio learning is most effective. You can think about fitting in additional levels of education to help your child. High school summer programs often provide a more interactive form of learning. Alternatively, it’s possible that homeschooling could be the right choice. 

 

Sensory Trouble 

Finally, you might find that it’s a sensory issue that is causing your child to struggle at school. They may have issues with their eyesight or their hearing. It’s important to be aware that young children won’t be able to recognize this problem themselves. That’s why you should make sure that you are regularly getting them checked at least once a year. We often think that sensory issues like this occur later in life. While this can be true, it is possible for children to develop issues as well. Your child might just need glasses to help them see the board. 

 

We hope this helps you understand some of the problems that your child could be facing and how to tackle them the right way. Once you take these steps you will be able to get them back on track.

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