The desire of every normal parent is for their child to excel. It is therefore normal to feel disappointed as a parent, if your child performs below expectation at the end of a school term. While we expect optimum performance from our children, it is important that we effectively play our supportive roles to help them to succeed.
One of the ways of doing this, is to encourage or help your child to resume school early and to start early to work towards set goals or expected results. The first week of resumption is usually for revision, especially in primary and secondary schools. Thus, learners who resume school early have the opportunity to go over the topics of the previous term with their teachers, and this enhances their knowledge of those topics which in many cases are the precepts upon which the scheme for the new term is built.
On the contrary, learners who fail to resume early miss out on this important revision and this could adversely affect their learning and performance for the term.
Some parents use the first week of resumption to prepare for their wards to go back to school. This is not right because resumption of school is not an emergency. Please, let your child resume school early.
Happy new year.
Dr. Rosemary Oshiomah.