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Monday 25 January 2021

Helping Your Child Succeed in School

All parents want their child to succeed in school. Success in school is indicative of a child’s chances for success later in life. Though it should also be remembered that some children may not succeed in school but still achieve professional success later on. This senior school near St Albans believes that all children have the capacity to succeed and all children can do that when guided. There are many examples of famously successful people who did badly in school but went on to found multinational companies and make millions:

· Richard Branson – struggled with Dyslexia throughout school but went on to found Virgin Records which is now one of the largest companies in the world and comprises of over 400 businesses.

· Lord Alan Sugar – Left school aged 16 to work in a greengrocer. Now he is worth over a billion pounds.

There are many successful people who just didn’t manage to excel at school, so it’s always worth remembering that some children need to follow a different path. If you want to give your child the best possible chance of school success, read on to find out how you can help them.

Let them know you believe in them

No matter what their grades are they should always know that you believe in their capability to succeed. Children may not always show it but your opinion matters to them enormously. When they hear “I believe you can achieve anything if you set your mind to it.” Then they will also believe it and self-belief is half the battle.

Teach them that failure is just another learning opportunity

Giving your child the chance to learn that failure isn’t the end of the road is very valuable. Let them know that a failure is just another chance to learn. Sometimes we have to get things wrong in order to get them right.

Provide them with their own learning space

It doesn’t need to be an entire room but a corner of their bedroom or another room, set up to make studying easy is one of the best gifts you can give a child. All it takes is a desk, a device and a lamp.

Choose the right school

Highly academic children thrive in highly academic schools. If your child struggles, then find them a school which has other strengths. The artistic child needs to be around art – visit as many schools as possible until you find the best one for your child.

Make sure to keep an open mind when talking to your child. Try not to form ideas about their abilities because children change at such a rate that it’s impossible to predict what their strengths may be in the future. Quiet children can become louder with age – confident toddlers can become introverted teens.

Be aware of the changes your child is going through and move with them. When your child sees you do not have a predetermined idea of their personality, they feel respected and that’s vital.

K Elizabeth xoxox

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