Teachers are the building blocks of a child’s educational life, and they can make or break a student. They, along with you, are the ones responsible for building your child’s future and strong foundation. Apart from imparting academic knowledge, they are also responsible for cultivating positive emotions, valuable life lessons and virtues in your child. What they learn from their teachers will stay with them forever.
Most teachers are good people. However, there are two sides of the coin. There are difficult teachers too – teachers who might follow a strict class routine and do not want to experiment with new ways or idea and who punish students severely. As a parent, you need to find out if your child has such teacher(s) in school and whether they are a negative influence on your child. In both cases, you need to intervene and help your child deal with the situation.
4 Ways To Help Your Child Deal With Difficult Teachers Are As Follows:
Investigate Before You Act:
Before you decide to barge in and complain, investigate and get the complete picture. Check if there have been similar incidents earlier with the same teacher. Talk to other parents to check if you or your child might be overreacting.
Tell Your Kid To Always Let You Know:
Make sure that your child always tells you about what happens in school. Sometimes, kids don’t open up because they are embarrassed. Talk to your child if you notice any unusual behaviour. As them about their teachers, and how they treat them and other children.
Talk To The Teacher And Higher Authority:
If you feel that there is a serious problem, you need to address it immediately. Talk to the teacher in question and ask them about your child’s complaint and get to the bottom of the issue. If the teacher is stubborn and not ready to listen, escalate it to the higher ups directly to urge them to take corrective action. Reach out to other parents, who might have faced a similar problem with the teacher.
Re-asses After You Have Spoken:
After you have spoken to the teacher, there may be a change in their behaviour. May be the misunderstanding will be cleared, However, things might take a turn for the worse and the teacher will lash out at your child more. Approach the situation with caution. Be careful on how you deal with such people and help your child do the same.
Your child spends a lot of time in school and with teachers, so you need to make sure that they are in the right hands. There is nothing wrong in keeping tabs on how your child’s teachers are treating them and don’t hesitate to act on serious complaints. Do not ignore your child’s request for assistance because difficult teachers can make things difficult for your child that can negatively impact their mind and will also impact their studies and relationships.