5 things not to say to a child struggling at school
If and when a child begins to struggle in school, it can become a huge burden and emotional roller coaster for us as parents.
We begin to obsessively worry about their academic future, their emotional well-being, and could end up spending all our waking hours talking to anyone with some advice to give.
Having a child who struggles to complete to school work (or has behavioural challenges at school or is going through a rough patch socially) is heart breaking for a parent.
We often seek out ways to ‘fix’ our child’s problems and do everything in our power to reduce their challenges.
But this is hard. Harder than it sounds. Because, at the end of the day, we can not fix our child’s problems, we can not change who they are, we can, MAYBE, help them, and sometimes all we can do is just love them.
Often, in our efforts to help our child, and minimize our own frustration, we resort to 5 phrases that, it turns out, are not only unhelpful but often detrimental.
Read on to learn what those 5 phrases are and what you should be saying instead.