The first semester of school is coming to an end, and by now you have probably already seen a preview of your child’s grades. Poor academics can be caused by a number of issues, from anxiety to ADHD to bullying and beyond. Whatever the case may be, you can use your child’s holiday school breaks to help him or her get better grades and prepare for next semester. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Figure Out What Is Causing The Bad Grades
If your child’s grades are lower than expected, try to figure out what the source of the problem might be. Did your child change schools? Is he having trouble making friends? Is there a specific subject he’s struggling with? One of the child counselors at Perspectives Of Troy Counseling Centers in Michigan would be happy to work with your child to determine the root cause of his or her academic struggles. We have several mental health and behavioral experts who specialize in child academics. They will work with you to get your child back on the right track.
Ask The Teacher About Extra Credit Options
Some teachers will allow a child to improve his or her grades with extra credit work. Fall and winter breaks are great times for these projects because your child will have more free time throughout the day. Talk to your child’s instructor about extra credit options he or she may have, and do what you can to help along the way. Get the project completed early on in the break so you can look over it and make any adjustments necessary. You can use the remaining free time as a reward for your child’s hard work. It’s extra motivation to get the extra credit finished.
Get Ahead On Lessons
If you know what your child will be working on in the next few weeks or over the next semester, you can use this time to get a jump start on the material. Of course, if your child is behind on work, you might need to use the break to play catchup. What you work on will depend on your child’s grade level and attention span, but you should be able to get something accomplished. If not, make your own lessons! Read a book together, work on some spelling games, use math to bake holiday meals together – the possibilities are endless.
To learn more about how child counseling could improve your kid’s grades and academic performance, contact Perspectives Of Troy Counseling Centers at (248) 244-8644.