Do you hear from your child’s teacher that your child is an absolute angel at school but when they come, they behave completely differently? Children work very hard to keep their emotions and their behaviour in check when they are at school. Relationships with peers are often unpredictable, and managing their interaction with friends while also living up to their teachers’ expectations can be quite a difficult task. Since children feel safest and most comfortable at home, once they get home, they start to relax and start to behave as though they have trouble listening to simple rules and requests. Usually, this is because they are just so tired due to the cognitive load of managing their own behaviour at school.
As a result, managing your child’s behaviour at home in a positive and supportive way can be an especially challenging task. To support you in this process as well as in other parenting challenges, the team at Ekya Schools and CMR K-12 have put together an online course called “Informed and Engaged.” The course is on Powerschool and we publish a new module each month. Each module is differentiated by age group, as we understand that children of different ages have different needs. To find the course, please login to your child’s Powerschool account and click on the class titled “Informed and Engaged.”
The module titled “Managing Behavior At Home” discusses the reasons for children’s apparent “misbehaviour” as well as strategies that parents can use to productively help children learn to manage themselves at home as well. This module also highlights patterns of behaviour that we as adults should consciously avoid. Also included in this module are some resources which will help you understand children’s struggles, and communicate with them more effectively. We hope you find the module informative and interesting.
We usually think that children of all ages need to be taught how to behave, what to say and what to do. In this entire process of teaching, we completely forget the fact that we have to learn and understand our children and that relationship building is a two-way process. Repeat and remind your child that you are always there for him and let the effect of positive behaviour surprise you. Please feel free to reach out to us with valuable suggestions and feedback.