As a parent one has to multitask, you have to be their teacher, mother, nurse and friend. During this process you might make mistakes and that’s how you will learn. Most parents change when they have multiple kids because they make sure that they don’t repeat the mistakes they made with their older child. Here are few mistakes you need to avoid when you are trying to teach your child.
Leaving it on institutes
One of the biggest reason behind a slow child is that the parents leave it on the school to teach their kids everything. Even the most reputed schools such as international school Thailand recommend parents to do lessons at home if they want their kids to be smart and be good in their studies. You need to have a strict timetable and make sure that every day at least for an hour you go through what your child studied at school and evaluate his/her performance. Based on this you could see if they need extra help such as tuition classes. Make sure you start this habit as soon as your child starts schooling.
Pressurizing them too much
Another common mistake made my parents is that they pressurize their child too much from a very young age to get the best and highest marks. You might be paying a lot of money and sending him/her to the best international school in Bangkok but this doesn’t mean that you can pressurize them to study all the time. Learn to balance it out, encourage them to study every day for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour and then let them spend the rest of their time playing sports or watching TV. You should also let them take part in extracurricular activities because they might have a talent in some sort of sports even if he/she is not extremely good in academic work.
All about marks
A good teacher is not someone who makes his/her student perform best in class, but is one who teaches them real life lessons. As a parent you have double the responsibility and so you have to teach them a lot of things other than performing well academically. You need to teach him/her the importance of telling the truth. Also let them make their own decisions, you could always give your point of view on things but as they grow older it is important to let them decide. This is because it will make them independent and make them responsible for their mistakes!
So if you want to make sure that your child grows up to be a good human being then you need to avoid making the above mentioned mistakes.