How to learn whether the child adapted to school?

How to learn whether the child adapted to school?

Most of parents bring children into the first class after a garden. Therefore about adaptation to a garden something is remembered or at least heard. At receipt in kindergarten the child still small, parents try to be educated in issues of education. Therefore read about adaptation to a garden much, consult at psychologists or other parents. But to school this parental fuse ceases. Unfortunately, most of parents consider that the main thing is to file documents to school. And on it their function comes to an end. Farther work of teachers. The parents taking such position absolutely forget or simply do not know about such concept as adaptation to school. And will depend on success of passing of the period of adaptation as far as it will be comfortable to the child at school whether he with pleasure will visit her and to be on friendly terms with other children. To correct consequences of disadaptation very hard. During adaptation the reserve for the entire period of training at school is formed, and these are 11 years of life of the child!

In what adaptation of the child to school? What is it? – it is essentially new environment for the child. Remember, than your child is engaged in a garden: plays, walks. Yes, he attends certain classes in a garden, but he does not receive estimates for result of the work. At receipt in school the child's position in society cardinally changes. It any more not just child, and pupil. The rank of the pupil imposes many obligations which were not earlier.

Besides, the mode of life of the child changes. Before nobody forced the child to sit 40 minutes with breaks 10-20 minutes. At the same time it is not simple to sit a lesson, and to strongly intensify attention.

The child has to get used and adapt also to a new environment. In his life there is a new significant figure – the teacher – the official who should be obeyed and respected. And a new environment – a class - with which it is necessary to make friends. At the same time there is also a rivalry situation: someone studies easily and at the same time well everything is in time, and study is given someone very hard.

Adaptation of the child to school is that he gets used to follow rules of conduct at a lesson, can concentrate attention during a lesson, finds a common language with other children in a class and also keeps mostly a positive emotional state.

If adaptation takes place successfully, the child with pleasure attends school, tells about it to parents, is in good emotional condition after lessons.

How you can notice that your child badly adapts to school? Normal adaptation takes place approximately within a month. That is you can judge its results not earlier than October. It is worth paying attention and to prick up the ears if

  • the child says to you that to him it is bad at school;
  • the child began to be ill much and/or to sleep badly;
  • comes from school overstrained or on the contrary overexcited (overexcitation speaks about a nervous breakdown);
  • in a class the child did not have at least one friend.

How can you check the fears? Ask the child to draw that is pleasant to him at school. According to such drawing you will understand whether it is pleasant to the child to attend school and what motives at the same time dominate.

  • If the child says that nothing is pleasant to him, you also can understand a conclusion. But children though something are more often, but draw.
  • If your child drew a lesson situation, so he goes to school to study, the pupil's position at it was created. In this case you can not worry. Most likely, process of adaptation takes place successfully. 
  • If the child draws a situation on change (for example, any joint games with schoolmates), then consider that your child does not understand yet why to him school and game motives prevail at him. It is bad meaning that at the first difficulties in educational process, such children easily give up. But, nevertheless, existence of game motive of visit of school – it is better, than total absence of desire to visit it. In this case you need to transform game motive to educational. You can ask for the help the school psychologist.

Pay attention in what paints your child executed the drawing. It is good if colors bright, juicy, light. And here the prevalence black, brown, gray, can speak about internal concern of the child.

The most important during adaptation to school, is your sincere interest in life of the child and desire to help it. If you established trusting relationship, then you learn about his experiences much earlier and will be able in time, without having started a problem, to take measures. Communicate with the child not formal phrases. Show that to you it is really important what happens to him. Then, even if the child will have problems at school, he will know that he can always rely on you.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team