Chances are, you’ve had your own experiences with ‘terror’ teachers, or teachers who have a reputation for being mean, strict, or difficult to talk to.
And sometimes, your child might start to get afraid of a terror teacher, so much so that it affects their studies. What can parents do about it?
Some teachers are just really strict
As you’ve probably experienced in school, or at work, there are people who are just plain strict, and are very uptight. It might be the case that your child’s ‘terror’ teacher isn’t mean, or a bad teacher, maybe they’re just very traditional and have a certain way of teaching their subject that most kids don’t care for.
If that’s the case, then you can sit your child down and tell them that the most important thing is that they’re learning. They’re in school to learn about things that they can use in their lives, so their focus should be on absorbing as much information as they can.
If they’re having a hard time concentrating in class, then maybe you can help them out at home, or you can ask them to have a group study with their classmates so that they can have a better understanding of the lesson outside of the classroom.
Most ‘terror’ teachers are just traditional in the way they teach, but they do mean well, and they want their students to learn in school.
Know when to draw the line
On the other end of the spectrum, you’ll see some teachers that sometimes insult or even hurt their students.
In the olden days, students were sometimes punished by their teachers by asking them to face the wall, shouting at them, embarrassing them, and some even go so far as to hit their students.
Thankfully, those types of teachers are almost nonexistent. However, it’s still important for parents to be aware of how their child’s teachers address students in class.
If you hear that your child’s teacher shouts at their students, insults them, or says things to deliberately hurt their feelings, then as a parent, you need to address the problem. You can go to the school to talk to the teachers, or talk to the principal and tell them about what you’re hearing about that teacher.
Your child’s well-being is a top priority, and no one should ever make your child feel less about themselves. Teachers should teach children and make them learn, not embarrass them or hurt their feelings.
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