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Do you find that your child hates waking up in the morning for school? If you’re faced with this issue it’s important to address what’s going wrong. There could be a lot of root causes worth exploring here.
Think About Sleep
It’s possible that the problem isn’t school at all but rather a lack of sleep. If your child is exhausted, then they are never going to be keen to go to school in the morning. That’s why you need to make sure that they are getting a good night of rest. One of the ways that you can do this is by sending them to bed at the right time. You also need to make sure that they are completely tired out by the time their head hits the pillow. This is easier said than done but a little exercise before sleep could work wonders here.
You might find that the problem is related to bullying. If your child is being bullied they’ll do everything that they can to avoid heading into school. A child might outright tell you this or you may need to investigate and help them tell you on their terms. It can be quite tough to ensure that you take the right answer here. There’s no fixed or set way to deal with bullying so you will always need to use your own best judgment.
Find The Things They Love
If your child is showing a complete lack of interest in school, it might be a case of finding things about school that they are interested in. For many kids, this is going to be sports. You need to make sure that you show them how much fun sports can be inside and outside of school. For instance, your child could love netball and if that’s the case you can speak with a netball kit designer to give them their own custom uniform. This could be a great way to get them more invested in this part of school life.
Help Them Develop Coping Mechanisms
Finally, it’s possible that your child does need coping mechanisms to help them deal with the pressure of school life. It’s possible that this is a sensory issue where the school environment is too loud for them. If that’s the case, then you might want to think about giving them some headphones that they can wear daily. Or, you could help teach them how to use music to ensure that they can block out background noise that could be causing them issues.
We hope this helps you understand some of the key steps that you can take if your child doesn’t seem to like school. Do be aware that there are multiple causes that can be behind this problem. So, it’s absolutely vital that you do investigate all the possibilities before you start taking action to correct the situation. You should also be aware that there are alternative choices from homeschooling to switching school if the need arises.