The last few weeks of the school year can be tense for children. Teachers want to finish their curriculum, grades are of the utmost importance, seniors are looking ahead to graduation and college, tests and exams need to be taken, missed work needs to be complete, and spring fever is in the air.
Keep an eye on your child to make sure they are focused. There are a few signs that may indicate that you need to get your child get back on the path to success.
- Not bringing books or work home
- Missed assignments
- Shorter tempers
- Lower than usual grades
- Withdrawing from the family
- More missed school due to “illness”
There are ways to help your child revitalize and refocus on their academics. Ty to remember, that in the scheme of things, this road bump is really small. You should avoid big arguments and end of the world declarations.
Try a few of these suggestions to help your child:
- A short weekend getaway
- Monitor the teacher websites to help your child with time management
- Dinner conversations on the best part of the day; keep things positive
- Family fun nights (never the night before a test)
- Teacher conferences, so you can take advantage of their expertise and suggestions
Your work never goes 100 % smooth, so it would be wrong to assume your child’s schoolwork would. I know I get spring fever. As a teacher of twenty-five years, I have learned to recognize spring fever. I try to help the students and the parents get through the rough patch as best I can.
Just remember, spring is just a season, and this time of being unfocused and distraction is just a short phase.