I hate school, and I am not going back!

Some editions ago, we started our discussion concerning not feeling good about school and not feeling like going back again. We suspended this concluding part till this time so that it will coincide with resumption. If you still don’t feel good about going back to school, these are some tips that can help you;

It is a good idea to have someone, with whom you can share your problems. Your mom, dad, relative, teacher, or school counselor can be of help. It is especially important to get an adult informed, if you are being bullied or physically assaulted.

Another good idea is to write down your feelings about school in a journal. You can use a journal or diary or just write in an ordinary notebook. It is a great way to let out emotions that may be stuck inside you. And you do not have to share what you have written with others. If you feel disorganized or you cannot keep up with your schoolwork, your teachers and school counselors can be of help. Teachers want and expect you to ask for help learning stuff. If all of your subjects seem really hard, a school counselor can help you sort things out. Special help is available if you need it. Try not to let the problems lnger for too long. It’s easier to catch up on one chapter than the whole book!

Feeling Better About School?

The next time you find yourself disliking school, try this: First, write down everything you don’t like about school.

* Then make a list of the good things you enjoy (even if it’s only recess and lunch, that a start!).

* Now, what can you change on the "don’t like" list? Would remembering to do your homework make you feel more confident if you’re called on in class? Can you find a way to show off your special interests and talents? If you made just one new friend, would you feel less alone? If you helped someone else feel less alone, would you feel even better? Which activities could you try that would help you meet new friends? Of course, you may not be able to change everything on your "don’t like" list. A bully may not simply disappear.

Reading may always be a challenge. But that’s OK.

Focus on what you can change and you might be able to put the cool back in school!


This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited


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