School can be a harder time for a lot of children. Kids from a young age up through college face social and academic pressure on a daily basis. If your child or children are struggling in school, you can be there for them and help them be more involved in their school. Here are four ways that you can help your kids make the most of their time in school.
Have Them Join an After School Club
Maybe your child doesn’t love math or history, but adores their art or photography class. Most schools have a wide variety of after school clubs that your child can try out. Additionally, joining a club will allow your children to meet more like minded individuals to become friends and hang out with during the whole school day
Here are some club possibilities for your child:
Art Clubs – Some schools offer a variety of different arts clubs, such as film, music, drama, drawing or painting, photography, and sculpture. If your child has an artistic side that you want to nurture these are great options.
Language Clubs – Your child can practice a new language by talking with other children in a language club. This is a great way to practice skills that will help them in their future and a social opportunity. Learning a new language can be difficult, but if they have friends that are learning as well it will quickly become more inviting and exciting.
Charity Clubs – A lot of schools offer clubs that give children that opportunity to go out into the world and help others. These clubs give children activities that they have to work hard at, as well as new problems to face. This is an opportunity to teach your children about service and the positive impacts it can have on the lives of others as well as their own.
If your child is looking forward to their after-school club, then they might start looking forward to school as well. They can spend more time doing the things they love and can even learn something new in the process.
Make Their Schooling More Fun
If your child feels bored by their schoolwork, try to make it more fun. Create activities at home or find games that promote learning. When your child feels more knowledgeable, they will feel more pride in their schoolwork and in their school. Your child will also feel a sense of accomplishment that will boost their self-confidence and help them love learning.
Find Them a Tutor or Study Group
If the classes are too hard for your child, they’ll feel frustrated and won’t be able to enjoy school. Find them a tutor or a study group to help them learn and keep their knowledge. They’ll feel better about themselves if they understand their classes and they’ll want to participate more as well. Participating in classes will make it easier for them to make friends and feel excited for classes.
Encourage Them to Attend or Participate in Games
If your child likes to play sports, encourage them to go out for a school team. They can make new friends and will feel proud of their school while learning teamwork and camaraderie. If playing sports isn’t an interest for your child, maybe being a mascot is. Being a mascot is a creative way for your child to be involved in their school. There are many creative mascot costumes, like this blue devil mascot costume from Best Mascots, that your child can use to encourage school spirit from their classmates. If playing in the team or being a mascot doesn’t interest your child, they can still enjoy the games by cheering in the student section. Attending school games allows kids to make new friends and feel a sense of community while cheering for their team.