Today's Tip for Families

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Help Your Frustrated Student

"I hate school!" "Math stinks!" "I'm dumb!" Statements like these are often signs of a child who's frustrated with schoolwork. When children get frustrated, they often:

To help a frustrated child, share a story of how you struggled with something when you were young. Explain how you worked through it. Then gently encourage your child to try again. Ask guiding questions and give some hints to help your child solve the problem.

Each solution your child reaches will instill more self-confidence to try and succeed the next time. If frustration continues, talk with the teacher. Ask how you can work together to help your child.

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West Point Consolidated School District

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