Education in Children

How to Make Children Like Going To School

Group of cute little prescool children drawing with colorful pencils

Every adult has been through the same process when they were just a child. In general, people want to start school if they have elder siblings or people around them that go to school. Their uniforms and stationary equipment attract their attention. But to wake up early in the morning, to do homework, the rules in the school environment, in short, cause children to lose their desire and enthusiasm and leave them not wanting to go to school, which becomes a problem for parents.

How do children become more eager to go to school?

Ask your child how the day was without exception every day when he/she comes home from school. Sharing what they have done, good or bad, what they have learned, and their experiences with others will make it more valuable and lasting in your child’s mind. Be concerned about the problems he/she is experiencing. Sometimes your child may have trouble communicating with people, he/she may not want to do a task assigned to him/she, or he/she may show a disproportionate attitude towards sharing among his/her friends. If you get angry or overreacting in such situations, you’re just triggering school fear and hatred. Give positive feedback to the positive things children tell, smile and show them that you are excited. Children stop or make habit according to the reactions of the person who responds to their behavior. When you respond positively, your child begins to think that he/she should continue that behavior. This strengthens the link between school and him/her.

Don’t Force Children To Do Homework or Other Responsibilities

Many families make mistakes at this point. By forcing a child who doesn’t want to do homework, you will only bring out an individual who escapes even more from his/her responsibilities. You should teach that it’s their own responsibility and they should do that not because their teacher or you want them to do it, but to enjoy seeing what they’ve learned, and realize what homework provides them, and what happens when they do or don’t do their homework. When they don’t do their homework just like you shouldn’t punish, you should not reward them when they do their homework. Otherwise, this will lead to misunderstanding of responsibility. But you can appreciate and praise your child because he/she fulfills its mission and does something right. So he/she will be persuaded that he/she makes you happy for the truth of what he/she did.

The balance between loving children or alienating them from school is highly sensitive and unfortunately requires a lot of attention. Just with a sudden behavior you can either make it fun to do homework, go to school and have a quality time or turn this into a phobia that will last him/her a lifetime.


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