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Is your child suffering from no confidence?

It can be a real problem. Especially at school… In fact, here at 1-2-1 Home Tutors, we find it’s one of the biggest single factors which leads to children not doing as well as their peers.

Children can be masters of talking themselves out of something – or believing they can’t do it. Even if they haven’t articulated this to you in  words, a child resisting certain homework such as Maths or English is a sign that their confidence is low.

There are lots of reasons for this… Perhaps some of these might strike a chord with you?

    • A child’s confidence often plummets after an exam/test
    • Bullying can wipe out a child’s academic confidence
    • Lack of support or early intervention at primary school
    • A SLD might affect how a child sees a subject

You might hear phrases such as ‘I just don’t get it‘, ‘It’s boring’ or ‘I’m rubbish at it.’ Underlying this lack of confidence is a child find it hard to cope with failure.

That’s why it’s so important to help them bolster their self-esteem. And not let self-doubt blight their experience of education.

How to raise your child’s confidence

1. If a child doesn’t do as well as expected or is struggling with homework, praise their effort not the outcome.

2. Try not to react if your child seems to hate a specific subject homework. Instead, help them break down homework tasks into smaller steps.

3.  Add fun into a subject. Trips out to a Science museum etc can help children see a subject in a different way.

Of course, if you are still struggling to find ways to help your child, let us do it. We’ve a bunch of the nicest, experienced tutors across Manchester and Cheshire. Just call…

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