Handling depression of child who scores poor marks!!

deepa bala

Guru's of Penmai
Aug 7, 2011
How can you help a child cope with depression because of poor marks?

This question assumes that there will be depression if there are poor marks.
Some of the following will help-

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, ]Examination results should not be equated with knowing things. If the child is reasonably good at learning and understanding things, relax and help the child to become more effective in remembering and handling questions rather than just advising him or her to study.

[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, ]Exam marks should not be the end of the world for you. Communicate to the
child that you love him or her no matter what happens.

[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, ]Keep a regular discussion with your child about work at school with regard to understanding the content and strategies for studying and answering questions, rather than just nagging the child to do homework.

[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, ]Keep in regular touch with school and the teachers for feedback.
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Do not criticize the child; be constructive in your suggestions.
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Do not be depressed yourself, your tension will show and transfer itself to the
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Find things about your child that you can praise. All children have positive

[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, ]Remember, children who are emotionally stronger are more likely to be a success in life than children who are just good in academics are."[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, ]Dr
Nandita Chaudhary
Child Development Specialist

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