Academic Problems (Child)

Our children are becoming more competent and independent. They spend much of their time away from our supervision. They need recognition of their developing maturity and, at the same time, they are still children and require our protection, guidance, and discipline. To set effective limits, we must remember both sides of this balance.ap

Common signs of school problems

Some signs that might indicate your child is having problems at school include:

  • drop in marks in one or more subjects
  • lack of engagement, connection or involvement with school – for example, your child might not be interested in extracurricular activitiesor have very few friends
  • embarrassment or discomfort when talking about school
  • refusal to talk with you about school, or rarely talking about school with family or friends
  • resistance to doing homework, or rarely talking about homework
  • low confidence or lack of self-esteem – your child might say he is ‘dumb’, ‘stupid’ or not as clever as his friends
  • detentions at lunch time or the end of the school day
  • excuses not to go to school or skipping school without your knowledge
  • boredom with school work or not feeling challenged enough – your child might say he’s not learning anything new
  • attention or behaviour problems

experiences of being bullied or bullying others.