Your child comes home with a D on their latest math quiz. Or they tell you they have a C on their English paper. What went wrong?
There are many reasons why a student may struggle in school that have nothing to do with the specific subject they are dealing with. Here are four reasons why your child might be struggling:
1. Too many gaps
If concepts aren’t practiced over and over again, they become forgotten. If a student doesn’t study after class, over the weekend, and especially over long breaks, they are bound to not absorb new material. It is crucial to create a consistent study schedule so that their memory is constantly being refreshed.
It may not be as fun, but studying in an environment without distractions such as other people, your phone, or even music, can make all the difference. Even if it seems like your child is studying a lot, maybe it’s not effective due to distractions.
3. Different learning styles.
Every student has a learning style that suits them best. It is possible that your child’s teachers emphasize a learning style that doesn’t correlate, which can cause the student to lose comprehension and focus. The first step to solving this problem is figuring out what learning style your child has!
4. Learning difficulties.
ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning disorders are very common and nothing to be ashamed of! If your student is trying their hardest and nothing seems to be working, it may be wise to investigate a possible learning difficulty.