What’s every parent’s summer term nightmare?

Guaranteed to take the shine off the end of summer term is an unsatisfactory end-of-year report. It happens without fail…

There’s nothing worse than seeing your child in floods of tears as they’ve not achieved ‘expected progress.’ Or watching their self-esteem plummet to the floor, disillusioned that they’ve tried so hard and yet haven’t done as well as they hoped.

The world of education can seem so cruel at times when one child’s progress is pitted against another. Even if your child is progressing, that one negative phrase can turn their world upside down.

And as we regularly hear from worried parents, that feeling doesn’t go away. It plays on a child’s mind – sometimes even contributing to them dreading going back to school.

How to reduce school worries over night…

First plan of action is to nip any negativity in the bud. Especially if your child is moving schools, starting an important exam year such as year 6 or GCSEs, or is sitting entrance exams in the autumn term.

  • Speak to a teacher about what you can do to help support your child with their learning
  • Spend time over the hols breaking down the problem into chunks, and tackling each in turn
  • Consider summer tuition with a local tutor to turn things round in time for the start of term

Concern in the press about childhood stress isn’t exaggerated. It’s happening to our children.. So if you need a helping hand over the hols to steer your child in the right direction, or some summer tuition to ensure your child gets back on track in time for September, call the team at 1-2-1 Home Tutors.

With the nicest and most experienced private tutors across Cheshire and Manchester, we can help turn your child’s doubt into confidence.

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