How to deal with a child who says he can’t study?
As a parent, do you worry about your child's lack of interest in studies? Share your personal experiences and how you overcame this academic-related problem.
Does the title, at the first instance, bring to your mind a stick (may not be for parents of the present generation) or cutting off his extra-curricular activities or taking away his mobile or laptop (particularly for parents of the present generation) and so on? Hold on.
Most parents must have faced this issue and it is definitely a cause for worry and most of the time the solution we try to find would be as to how we can make him study. We generally conclude that either he is not interested or that he is shamming or try to find mistakes with the school or his teachers and at the most, we might try to console ourselves saying that his intelligence is weak. And all our efforts would be in making corrections in that direction only.
But how many of us think why he can't study? Even though we are in an era of technological development and has so many avenues to find answers and clear our doubts and also claim that we know better than those who did not have such opportunities, we still do not find it necessary to think as to why a student says that he can't study or don't want to study? Why our answer to the question as to why his marks are low still revolves around his laziness, lack of interest, or the incapability of his teachers? We, many of us, may know that there may be other reasons which make him a poor student but we still find it convenient to focus on the answers provided before. There are actually many reasons that make your ward a poor student.
Have you ever thought along those lines? Please share your experiences based on such conclusions, elaborate on the steps you took to help your child overcome the problem, and also mention the final results you got.