Dear doctor, need. Your help and advise pls, my son is going to be 8 years by coming Feb, and.studying in 2nd class. He has Serious problem in standing, he doesn't concentrate on studies and has memory loss problem, he forgets the subject very next day, and very casual in studying and. Writing and some times he gets good Marks and appreciation as well, could not understand him, am totally worried about his studies and future, thought of sharing my concern and worries, sorry if am asking a wrong question.
Please do not worry but do take good care of your child by listening to him and not reprimanding him if he makes mistakes. Every child requires love and affection and this is the age when his Self esteem is taking shape. If you criticise him now he will end up being sad and depressed due to lack of love and appreciation. It can affect his confidence level as he grows up. Take the help of the teachers and discuss with them. Let him play and follow his hobbies as it will give support to his moral and self respect. If any further help is required then approach a psychologist or child counsellor. Follow up later for further guidance.
From your question I can think of 2 possibilities. First - Is there a developmental delay or muscular problem since you say that your son has serious problems in standing. For that you may consider consulting your pediatrician to see what could be the problem,
Secondly, where studies are concerned, children at this age are quite playful and have difficulty sitting and studying for long duration. They also need frequent repetition to transfer the learning from short term memory to long term memory for retention and recall. So we need to be patient with them and revise often. This is also the reason that children at this age like to read the same story books over and over again.
Please do take a feedback from his teachers also if they also feel he has a problem because very often as parents we may feel that the child is not doing very well and expect more from the child but he might be at par with other children his age and may be meeting age appropriate benchmarks of growth, development and learning. Sorry I am unable to comment more than this without meeting you or your child face to face.
Hope this helps. I am also wondering whether you are worrying a lot about his future, too much in advance considering he is just 8 years old as of now. Please take the time to enjoy his childhood, antics etc. When he grows up you'll be able to naturally guide him on the right path. Take care.
As he is second class it is normal for him to be playful and as he gets good marks, he will come up as he goes to higher class. To say more he needs to be counselled.
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