Updated: Aug 14, 2019
The child who seems a little ‘off’, not him/herself, snappy or more quiet than usual is trying to tell us something. Don’t allow problems with your child to fester and grow. Open your eyes and observe if a child seems sad, withdrawn, distant, more moody than usual, or angry. These could be the first signs warning you something is wrong.
What to do?
Establish a parent teacher relationship:
It may be hard to hear but the teacher spends more time with most children then parents. Due to single families, work and other problems the teacher will notice before most parents if a child's behavior changes.
Your child should never feel afraid to talk to you. Talk to your child every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Put down your iPhone , turn off your laptop when your child (or you) return home, at mealtimes and story times, and when you pick your child up from school. Look at him and make eye contact while having a conversation. Speak to your child in the tone and with the words that you wish he would use with others.
Express your love every day, no matter how tough your day had been, remember children react to our emotions!
This article was provided by Limai Academy as a public service announcement. If you want to learn more about our school, contact us at Limai Academy in Gardena (424) 329-0471 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.limaieducation.com