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Bad grades despite studying - these tips will help

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Source of frustration at school grades

Children and parents alike are disappointed when they get bad grades despite studying. This failure unsettles the willing students and gnaws at their self-confidence. In the end, they lose their motivation to the same extent as the fear of the next class test grows. We will help you to overcome this vicious circle together with your child.

Problem analysis

There are several reasons why students get bad grades despite studying. Together with your child, think about which of the learning blocks presented in this article
hold true. Proceed carefully and methodically in the analysis and concentrate on one school subject first. Since the students are insecure, what they need most of all is praise and understanding. It is also a challenge for parents to avoid negative comments and instead praise progress - no matter how small.

Psychological blocks and fear of failure

Many children suffer from a blockage in one subject in particular. The drama often begins with these children understanding math more slowly than their classmates, for example. This leads to a lack of self-confidence in one's own abilities. Pupils who suffer from a mental block usually solve all the tasks that they fail in class in the familiar home environment. This is why you need a lot of psychological skill, patience and instinct to help your child.

Suggested solutions:

  • Punishment, scolding and pressure increase the learning blockade. Avoid absolutely!
  • Instead of focusing on your child's weaknesses, focus on promoting their strengths.
  • Talk to the subject teacher. Explain to him that your child is unable to apply what he has learned in class. A good teacher will suggest methods of building a student's self-esteem. For example, students get the chance to improve their school grade with additional work such as a presentation.
  • Often children block during class because they are intimidated by the size of the tasks. Sometimes it helps students to cover the other assignments on a sheet of paper or just start in the middle.
  • I've seen classwork that started with the most difficult assignment. The students bite into this task and have no more time for the easy-to-solve tasks. Agree with your child to focus on the easier problems first.

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