Courage is the mastery of fear. It is not the absence of fear.
SELF-ESTEEM – Kids that feel bad about themselves and abilities most likely hate school too. A lot of kids that are deemed “special ed” are discouraged that they are not achieving at the level they want to.
It is estimated that only 5 – 10% of kids legitimately hate school. They may not always like the work they must do, but they usually find something about school they enjoy. Usually students enjoy the social camaraderie with their peers. Think back to your school days and usually your best memories are the social interactions you had. It is usually a sign of a much larger problem when a child absolutely hates everything about school. If your child really hates school over a long period of time, it could be because of one of the following reasons to be addressed here over the next 5 Y3K Tutor In Your Home Blog posts.
Do not accept unacceptable behavior.
Never resist a temporary inconvenience if it results in a permanent improvement.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Your child takes in cues from you. If you are excited about school, they will be too.
DO NOT let anyone or anything stop you from your goal. The next series of updates will tell of those that would not quit no matter what.
You are a role model. Kids can see and learn determination, responsibility, confidence, love, persistence, and positive attitude from you.