It is important that your child likes school, because they will be in school for many years to come. Look for solutions along the way. It can take children several weeks to be able to fully accept the adjustment of a new teacher.
- Children can sense how we fell about someone. Do you like the teacher? Show your child! Let them see you talking nicely about their teacher and offering to help or volunteer.
- Is your child bored? Boredom can show up in many ways.
- Ask the teacher if your child can have a classroom job. Have something that is hers to be in control of while at school. Eg: Looking after goldfish, checking that bags are tidy, staying back 5 min to work with the teacher to get ready fro the next day. These things make her fee special and give her some control back to help her build a report with the teacher. ~Kristy Gladish
- Is she being rushed? Not finishing something can feel like failing to a child, even something as simple as dress-up time or drawing a picture. This could easily lend itself to teacher troubles.
- Personalities can clash. I ™d be thinking about specific actions that may be contributing to the problem and work toward altering that. This is a good learning experience for both teacher and child. You may need to talk to your child about conflicting personalities and help them develop some mechanisms to manage their emotions.
- Is your child being bullied by another child, but upset that the new teacher isn't noticing? Find out. Ask your child.
- Is your child feeling overwhelmed by the class and perhaps the teacher's way of handling the classroom? Ask your child about how misbehavior is handled (or not handled) and talk about it.
- Mirroring her school routine at home. On weekends, do similar things like snack time and story time. If she sees you interested in the positives of her school, she might be more interested in pleasing you. ~Devin Britton
- Visit the class and watch through the window, without telling your child.
- Stop in for lunch during the day. Ask if you can volunteer once a week in the classroom.It can be really hard for a child to adjust to a new teacher, especially if he or she doesn’t feel comfortable.
Try to be open and listen. Sometimes, children (well… everyone) just needs someone to listen and instead of being the ‘problem-solver’, be the ‘understander’ and ’empathizer.’ It will build trust and your child will start to talk to you about these things more often.