This is fairly understandable as even adults don't look forward to going to their workplace every day, despite having holidays and many benefits. Children, on the other hand, don't have a option, apart from the term break they are stuck with going to school every day. However, to avoid going to nursery even a reputed school that is recognized as the nursery provider of the year, they come up with various excuses.
With today's school culture which features children from multi-cultural backgrounds, even nursery schools are affected by certain behavioral patterns of children which leads to intimidation and bullying. The nursery in Jumeirah has indicated that the reluctance of children to attend school usually has much more important implications and parents and teacher should see the warning signs and with proper communication should get to the heart of the matter. Here is a look at some of the most common excuses parents will hear from nursery children,
- I hate school - This is a common statement made by children. Ask the child why he or she hates school, are they feeling ill or are they getting enough sleep. Talk to the child and find out what’s going on. Maybe your little one is dealing with a difficult curriculum or is being bullied.
- I have the teacher's - Because children find ways not to go to school, they sometimes blame it on a bad teacher. When the teacher is not the problem at all. This is where it helps to get to know your child's teacher and build a relationship with her so that you know the child is getting along well with her and learning and is basically taken care of in a loving and nurturing environment.
- School is boring and I don't have fun - This is true as children get bored in school easily, with daily routine tasks and just don't have fun in school. Boredom can also mean your child needs to be challenged more and has advanced educational needs. Talk to the child's teacher or talk to the child and get to the root cause of why the child is not feeling motivated and does not enjoy what he or she is doing.
- I don't feel very well, my tummy hurts and I have a headache - Children understand that unlike other forms of illness a headache does not have many symptoms outwardly. If he or she complains of a headache often, check the eyes and don't let the child spend too much time at the television, iPad or playing games. If the headache still continues despite limiting TV time and getting your child's health checked, this could be an excuse the child is using to dodge school.
- I don't have friends - If they complain about not having friends, talk to the child and then to the teacher to get to the bottom of the reason as to why the child is not making friends. Work with your child to develop his or her communication and social skills.
- I don’t want to leave you and go to school - Separation anxiety can prevent children from going to school. Speak to the child and tell them about the positive and fun things that await them at school and how it can enrich their lives.
By paying attention, listening and addressing the concerns of nursery children and discussing them, even with the best nursery school in Dubai, can help your child.