Recently, I have observed that my neighbour’s daughter doesn’t seem to care about red flags in her report sheet and her mother is constantly addressing the issue usually with screams and threats. The other time, she didn’t open her home work throughout the day and later in the day I heard her mother screaming as usual with various threats.
This “aproko” thing isn’t my thing honestly lol but that day I felt the urge to go knock but I don’t want to receive that hot Yoruba slap lol.
I believe there are several parents struggling with similar reality. Though sometimes it might look overwhelming but like every problem, having a step by step plan on what to do is usually a good place to start.
Each child is different, and they learn differently. Some children are visual learners while others are auditory. Some grasps things quickly while for others is a more slow and patient approach. Once you identify this, consistent and hard work with positive encouragement and you will be amazed at the instant results. There is no substitute for hard work – Over 80% of kids with unsatisfactory grade are due to lack of proper and consistent studying.
Here are a few more tested tips to transform that F to at least a B or even an A.
1. Understand your child and their best learning styles
2. Identify any challenges your child might be facing (sometimes it could be not seeing the board or afraid to ask the teacher questions)
3. Review your child’s notes and homework (know what they are learning and proactively identify challenges/areas that need extra reinforcement)
4. Set specific (& realistic) goals and targets
5. Work with their Teacher(s) on problems areas
6. Make studying fun . (9ijakids offers good solutions for retention. There is a game for every subject and with this, it’s a blend of fun and learning)
7. Organise extra coaching (get a tutor if need be)
8. Schedule consistent study time and stick with it (10 sums a day keeps the grades up lol)
9. Offer positive encouragement
10. Reward positive performance