My child is bored at school

Children Anna Stepanenko psychologist helps adults better understand their children

My child is bored at school

No opinion, anxiety, cheeky mannerisms ... Modern students are increasingly ostentatiously bored in class. The advent of the Internet, interactive and fascinating source of information, radically changed the situation in the school: the old methods are no longer able to hold the attention of children. But boredom reason is not only that. "School teachers often impose a child passive stance - regrets analytical psychologist Anna Stepanenko. - Teacher says student listens and records. But that information was the knowledge a child needs to check it in practice, act. Then he feels confident and enjoys success. " In addition, studies in the school takes effort, but the results are delayed in time. Living in this child does not see any sense in it. It depends on the parents, whether he will be able to find this meaning, there can strengthen ties between the school and the world, between paragraphs in a textbook, and their experiences. Adults who do not enjoy the new knowledge, but sought by a son (daughter), a high place in the rankings, to teach him (her) interest in learning is not easy. "Infect your child's curiosity - insists Anna Stepanenko. - Look for a date with him, forget that, tell us how happy went to the exhibition, discuss the film or article on the Internet. And listen, listen to his stories about the school to understand the child get bored, because it is not clear, it is difficult or, on the contrary, he captures on the fly, and the pace of the lesson seems to him too slow. The task of parents - to stimulate the development of a child out of school, put in front of him challenging and fascinating task to "spur" thought and prevent him to drop out of the educational process. " In the end, it is worth remembering that the school - this is not an entertainment center, classes require effort, patience and concentration. And yes, sometimes have "bored", solving complex problems, although it is often another reason: boredom school can mean ... just a break in the information overload children. Cut off the lesson by esemesok and social networks, they can finally relax and dream. Boredom, as noted by child psychoanalyst Françoise Dolto (Françoise Dolto), sometimes turns out to be a manifestation of a cunning mind, allowing you to slip away from turning us into robots system. Anna Stepanenko, analytical psychology, psychology of the Moscow school number 1280.

In the book "School and how to survive," the humanistic psychologist Irina Mlodik tells teachers and parents how to turn the study into an interesting and important thing for a child (Genesis, 2008).