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Red Faced: Saving Your Kids From Embarrassment At School

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Most parents hate the idea of their child being sad or upset. You want to protect your kids, even if the emotions they feel are temporary and fleeting. For this reason, a lot of parents will go to great lengths to see their children happy. But, one area is often forgotten; embarrassment. This strange emotion is a simple side effect of being self aware. If it is left unchecked, though, it can cause some real issues for your kid. To help you out, this post will be going through some of the big areas which can lead to embarrassment during school. Along with this, it will also be helping you to solve them.

  • Preparation

From their very first day at school, your child will be expected to socialise with other kids. These skills won’t develop overnight, though. Instead, you will have to work hard to prepare your child for their new friends. By the time they reach the age to go to school, your children should have already spent a lot of time with kids of their own age. This will help them to develop their social skills properly, instead of relying on their natural talent for talking.

Along with teaching your child to get along with other people, it’s also worth considering how you’re going to teach your child to learn. When first getting to school, it could be very hard for your child if they don’t understand what’s going on. By joining class with a good bit of knowledge under their belt, they won’t have to deal with the embarrassment of not understanding. You can give your children this gift, while also preparing their social skills, with the help of an early learning organization. Preschool is one of the best places for a child to start their social career, as they will be with others in the same position.

  • Natural Problems

There’s nothing nice and lice. Unfortunately, though, almost every child will experience this sort of issue at least once in their early life. Kids are very good at passing these little creatures onto one another. During play, their heads will often touch, giving lice the chance to move to a new child. If another kid spots lice in your child’s hair, it could be mortifying for them. You should always be on the lookout for itching, as this is the best sign of lice. Once you spot them, it’s important to have them treated straight away to avoid further spreading.

Learning to use the toilet can be a challenge for young children. As they are still getting full control over their body, little accidents and issues are expected. Other kids might not realise this, unfortunately, though, and could be cruel about the little messes your child makes. To avoid this, some washable incontinence pants could be a great option. With this sort of underwear, your child won’t have to deal with spending a day in wet trousers. Instead, they can simply change into some dry underwear and carry on with their work as normal.

  • The Support You Give

As your child gets older, the need to keep up with the rest of their class will grow and grow. They will start to cover more and more complex subjects which will take more than just their school hours to learn. Any good parent is willing to sacrifice some of their time to help their children with this. By using your time, you can help them to complete their school and homework to the highest level. Studies show that this sort of support from a young age can drastically improve a child’s grades later in life. Falling behind in class will not only be embarrassing for them, but it could also damage their future.

Along with helping with their studies, it can also be worth giving your child the freedom to be their own person. A lot of parents put heavy restrictions on their children, not allowing them to take part in activities which might be dangerous or risky. Of course, there is a limit to the freedom you give, but you have to allow your child to make some mistakes while they grow up. Being stopped by mom or dad from doing each and everything their friends want to do can not only make a kid embarrassed, but also make them quite miserable. As a parent, you have to decide the limits your child has by yourself, but this doesn’t mean you have to adopt every extreme.

  • Trends

Playground politics aren’t anywhere near as complicated as the issues adults face. In fact, one of the biggest issues your child might have on the schoolyard is purely out of vanity. Trends amongst young people change all the time, with new products taking focus and parents having to buy new things. You probably remember this from your time at school. And, if you do, you probably also know what it feels like to be the only kid without the hot new toy. Most items like this are fairly inexpensive, making it easy to satisfy the needs of your children without breaking the bank. Little things like this can have a huge impact on your child. So, it’s worth making sure you keep up to date with your child’s wishlists.

Everyone has to deal with embarrassment at points in their life. This emotion can strengthen you, making you more resilient to feeling bad after making a mistake. Too much of this feeling can be very negative, though. Along with embarrassment, people often also feel bad about themselves. As an adult, it’s easy to deal with an emotion like this because you understand it. A child, though, doesn’t have this gift. Instead, they have to deal with the impact their wayward emotions have on them. A lot of embarrassment in early life will damage a person’s self-esteem going right into their adult life.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working harder on the ways that you deal with your child’s emotions. During their formative years, it’s normal for a child to be overly sensitive with certain emotions. As a parent, you just have to make sure that nothing important is missed. You know your child better than anyone, so you should be able to see when their emotions are strange or out of the ordinary.

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