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What to do if secondary school is making your child miserable
WHAT TO DO IF SECONDARY SCHOOL IS MAKING YOUR CHILD MISERABLE Brought to you by Tutorhub the online tutoring website
It all seemed so exciting back at the end ofprimary school, with open days, visits and talks ofwearing safety glasses in the science labs.
However, the big day has come and gone andwe’re a week or so into the new term and theshine has deﬁnitely gone off the experience.
The step up to secondary school is enormous, soit isn’t surprising that some youngsters ﬁnd theadjustment very difﬁcult and seem to be utterlymiserable for the ﬁrst few weeks of term.
If your child claims to hate school or just seemsout of sorts here are a few suggestions.
LISTEN PATIENTLYTake their concerns seriously but don’t be in toomuch of a rush to offer advice.For some people all it takes is time.
LET THEM RESTA new environment is exhausting.Make allowances.Plenty of sleep can work wonders – as can makingsure they’re eating properly.
HELP THEM GET ORGANISEDSecondary pupils have to take responsibility forthemselves – where they are supposed to beand which books and equipment they are meantto have with them.For some this comes easily, but others will ﬁnd ita huge strain.
HELP THEM GET ORGANISEDHelp them learn how to be organised, forexample getting into the habit of sorting outeverything the night before.
MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THE KIT THEY NEEDIt might be their lives will be easier if they havecertain things.A watch, for example, helps if you have to beplaces on time, or a mobile phone if they areanxious about travelling to and from school.
SUPPORT THEIR HOMEWORKAs the pace increases, so does the homework.Some children can ﬁnd it helpful to have a calmplace and time set aside to do their work.Plus a gentle reminder to get on with it.Encouraging them to do it as they get it ratherthan waiting until the deadline can ease somepressure too.
WHAT IF SOMETHING GOES WRONGTalk through what might happen in the event of aminor mishap, such as missing the bus.If your child knows who to ask for help or whereto go, it can make them feel much better.
LET THEM KNOW THEY DON’T HAVE TO GROW UP BEFORE THEY ARE READYSome youngsters ﬁnd being surrounded by olderchildren terrifying.The idea that they will soon be expected to actlike the ﬁfth and sixth year pupils can beincomprehensible.
LET THEM KNOW THEY DON’T HAVE TO GROW UP BEFORE THEY ARE READYAll they need to know is that they are ﬁne as theyare and not to try to rush, by the time they areold enough it will come more naturally.
SPEAK TO SCHOOLWhile most teething troubles are just that, don’thesitate to contact school if you have realconcerns.They have seen it all before and should be able tohelp with your son or daughter’s problem.
KEEP TALKINGI know this was at the start of the list, but this iscrucial.Keep giving your new secondary pupil a chance tolet you know how they are feeling and reassurethem that you are there for them.