Why are our children dropping out of school in record numbers?
1. Parents feel threatened by their children which make it easier for kids to do as they wish.
2. Often parents are working so hard, they don’t have time to sit with their children and learn what is on their minds.
2. Peer pressure.
3. Kids get bored, especially in large classes.
4. Often the parents aren’t educated themselves and feel that since they did well without an education there is no reason why their kids won’t succeed.
Educational systems, teachers, principals and educators need to help get parents more involved and realize that our children are our future leaders. We need to ensure that we don’t lose them due to lack of education.
What should parents do if their child wants to drop out of school?
1. Get involved, meet the teacher and find out what the problem is. Maybe they are being bullied or perhaps they are falling behind and need more hands-on attention.
2. Home-school or a private school might be the solution. Let them try the alternative and see what they think.
3. Maybe they are being pushed too hard and crave nurturing from their parents, listen to your kids.
What are the possible long term effects of drop out of school?
1. Inability to support themselves with a job since they lack the educational background.
2. Lack of confidence since they didn’t learn the necessary socialization skills in school. This often makes drop-outs feel like outcasts and feel that they can’t go back to school to improve their situations. Others, may move towards to drugs and alcohol, due to lack of confidence.
3. Lack the ability to finish things since they never learned how to finished school.
What we can do for Teachers
1. Teachers need the support of the parents, for most kids, the only kind of guidance they get is school guidance.
2. Realize that the general public is watching you like hawks, don’t want to pay you extra but want you to think outside of the box and become more creative to change things along with the parents.
Remember, there are no mistakes in whatever we do, that why pencils have erasers.
You can reach Kathryn Raaker by visiting http://kathrynraaker.com. You can also contact Kathryn directly at 513-616-6986.