A common complaint that parents have is that their child does not listen to them. The reverse is often true as well. Children grow up with many problems, but their parents often donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t listen to them.
If the problem is a physical one parents are more likely to listen to the problem, but not always. There are other important problems that children will talk to their parents about that may not get listened to.
Learning problems are often ignored. Parents tend to downplay learning problems and say to the child, Ã¢â‚¬Å“If you work harder you will understand it better,Ã¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“Study harderÃ¢â‚¬Â or some equivalent. About 15% of children have learning problems, some simple and some complex. Research has shown that many children who do not receive help with their problems tend to fall further behind. What is a simple problem may over time become a major problem where a child is no longer able to keep up with the class. Yet the problem initially is simple to resolve. If your child, as an example, is behind in arithmetic, it may be easily resolved with a little help but after the child is six months or more behind the problem becomes much more serious. Arithmetic is one of the academic subjects that are built in a step-by-step manner where the child has to resolve the basic steps before moving onto the following steps. It is important to listen to your child and get suitable help when your child is asking for help. If you are one of those rare parents who can comfortably help your child solve the problem then do it. If you cannot, then seek suitable professional help.