In the older days when children did not have much of a say in what happened to them, they were often told to go to school whether they liked it or not. Parents often did not care to investigate what the problem was if their children were not happy at school. They just assumed the child was just being a child and sometimes the child would experience difficulties with school. However, today’s world pays more attention to the needs of children, and this article will address how parents can recognize their children are not happy in school and how to approach such problems. 

Signs That a Child is Not Happy with School

From the time they enter pre-school, primary school, and elementary school, children may present with problems right away, indicating that they are having some difficulties at the school. One of the clearest telltale signs of this is when a child is rebellious and refuses to cooperate with the teachers or resists in participating in the school activities. A second sign that a child is unhappy at school is when he or she has poor grades and seems to fall behind others in the classroom. A third sign to look for is a child who is always presenting with sick symptoms before school, such as headaches, throwing up, or has an upset stomach.

More Signs a Child is Not Happy at School

When a child seems withdrawn (more than normal), he or she may be experiencing unhappy times at school. When a child comes home in a grumpy mood all the time, chances are that he or she is unhappy at school. Finally, when a child is acting out at home but seems to be on the best behavior at school, this could actually be a sign of unhappiness with things at school. Schools like an International school in Singapore may have ways to help parents approach and correct these behaviors in students.

Suggestions a Parent Can Follow to Help Their Unhappy Child in School

One of the first things a parent should do is to talk to the teacher or teachers to see what information can be offered that would tell them why the child was unhappy. Another thing a parent can do is to openly communicate with the child, being careful not to use negative language or behavior. The next thing to remember is to not act hastily and go overboard with paranoia. Finally, do not act like the problem does not exist and will go away on its own. Ignoring the problem is the worst thing for a parent to do.

Final Thoughts about Helping Children to Be Happy at School in Singapore

A school in Singapore dedicates itself to challenging children to do their best, pushing them to become curious and want to learn more. The more the children are engaged in the activities in school, the more likely they are to experience satisfying results at school and be less inclined to be unhappy. Meanwhile, students are empowered with lifelong learning skills (that will enable them to one day become productive citizens in society). At such a school, the students are valued and their opinions are taken into consideration, along with the wishes of the parents.

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Hima Gandham

Contributing Writer

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