Tips for parents
First class for most preschoolers event both happy, and exciting. On one hand, they look forward to the day when finally crossed the threshold of the school and will be almost adults – real students. On the other hand – the very situation of uncertainty, when a person is in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people, and even when brand new rules, exciting even for an adult, much less for six or seven year old child.
At this time it is from parents of first-graders more just depends on how successfully a child overcome a difficult period of adjustment. Will he disappointed with the school, or Vice versa interested in her. Of course, much depends on the teacher, and the boys in the class, but still, the attitude of parents is crucial.
Tips for parents: psychologists
Here, according to psychologists it is important to consider parents of first-graders. Firstly, it is necessary at the outset to explain the future of the student, that is no reason for concern, because at school he was all show and tell, teach and explain all new and strange. And most importantly – parents should be calm, because their excitement is superimposed on the child’s anxiety, and that means only exacerbates the situation.
And the second important point is the creation of a favorable climate in the family. A first grader should clearly feel that for the family it is valuable in itself, and not only when it brings good grades. And in General, the higher the child’s inner self-esteem, the easier it is a new team and build and maintain the self-esteem of parents of first-grader.
Great if mom and dad keenly interested in the life at the school and class if they are willing to discuss with the first graders last day of school, and not just ask to see the diary. And even more unacceptable punishment for bad grades, both physical and in the form of deprivation of pleasure. However, it is equally unacceptable to set an example to the other children, throwing phrases like: “Here is Lena (Bob, Peter) this … and you – no”.
Tips for parents: homework
If the school for classes first-grader is a teacher, homework many parents perceive as their personal responsibility, and try to do them with your child. Of course, it is impossible to completely stop controlling lessons, stating that learning is a personal matter of students and total control with constant “the seat of the soul” is not the best option.
The beginning of schooling is generally a good milestone when the parents of a first grader should actively encourage his independence, but this should be done gradually. The right thing the first time, while the child is doing homework, being with him, but not to interfere in his classes. Better to do with his business, controlling only the fact of execution of the work. But when the child asks for help, you should be ready that can help him to provide.
Should not be taken for homework right after school, but to postpone everything until the evening is also not a very good decision. It’s better to take the lessons in an hour or two after his return, when the student already had a little rest, but have not had time to immerse oneself in home games, and entertainment. Start with the most difficult job, making a ten-minute break every half hour. Oral and written lessons it is best to alternate.
After finishing work encourage your child to independently verify all written and be sure to praise him if he will find and fix the error. Ask him if he was satisfied by the result of their labor, and that, in his opinion, turned out well, and that – not very. No need to scold him for his mistakes, it is better to be surprised, saying “How come?” disassemble and rule again. Give your first grader to feel your confidence in his success, that he certainly will succeed, if he works hard.
Tips for parents: help to join the team
The adaptation to the new environment in different children is different. Understandably, slow and unsociable children are harder in school life than confident in oneself and the surrounding world. And since the beginning of schooling often have a crisis of seven years, the parents of first-grader should definitely help your child get through this difficult period.
About some of the points already discussed above, now let’s talk about how to fix a first grader that a positive attitude towards the school that he went there.
Asking about the school day, don’t focus on the bad. Better to let the child will remember and tell all the good that happened during his stay at the school.
If you are invited for a conversation teacher, try to have a conversation with him took place without the presence of the student. And take the time to arrange a spanking, even if you hear negative comments, try to talk with the child, to understand the situation. Remember, you should always be on his side – after all, you are his biggest cheerleader and supporter.
And most importantly, don’t forget to praise your student for even small successes: neatly done job, for correctly solved the task, learned the poem. Not about his efforts, as something taken for granted, show that you appreciated. Praise and faith are often more effective methods of education than reproaches and punishment.
And in the end, it should lead to policies that will help the child get into an independent school life. Formulated their famous teacher Simon Soloveychik, and they have already helped more than one generation of disciples. Perhaps parents should explain to their children, especially because these rules relevant not only for kids.
1. Don’t take someone else’s, don’t give her, ask – give away – defend yourself.
2. No reason not to fight.
3. Not moan and beg for even twice ask nothing.
4. Anyone don’t tease, don’t you commit and don’t sneak.
5. Be careful and attentive
6. Be proud, don’t cry because marks, don’t argue with the teacher and no offense to him.
7. Do it all the time and think about the good result, then he will definitely come.
8. Be friendly, often say: let’s be friends, let’s play together.
School – this is an era in the life of a child, it is important to light the expectations with which a prospective student crosses its threshold, were not disappointed. I want to believe that the advice given in this article will help you and your child. But if problem, you cannot solve it yourself, don’t hesitate to ask for help and to the teacher and to the school psychologist, and even to the administration. Remember that school is also interested in the fact that the disciples it was good.