If you are a teacher, a parent, or a student, I hope this short article would help you. Especially for parents, it is very important to know the possible reasons why your child is disinterested in his/her studies. So I made this list based on my experience as an instructor for two semesters.
Here are some possible reasons:
- They have problems at home.
- They are being bullied at school.
- They have personal problems that they refuse to tell anyone.
- They lack self-esteem (for whatever reason).
- They think they could not do it because they are not as smart as the others.
- They are not well-guided by their parents/guardians.
- They have little understanding of the importance of education.
- Their knowledge foundation is weak and they find it hard to keep up with their peers.
- They are scared of what will they be in the future (especially for college students) and this could affect their study habits.
- They don’t like their school (physical environment, teachers, etc.)
…and the list goes on.
Once you have identified the possible problems, work on those problems. If you are a parent, talk to your child. If you are a teacher, be considerate. If you are a student, seek help from your family and friends.
Education should be taken seriously. Life is too short to delay education, not to mention that it gets expensive through the years.
Is there something more important than education?
While proper education gives a huge edge to an individual in this competitive world, I must say that there is still something more important than that.
There are millions of people who did not enter school due to poverty, but they still survive. Some of them even became successful in life (and really rich).
I believe that being kind is more important than having the highest education in the world. Not all people can afford education but being kind to others is free.
Also, I believe that the kindest and warmest people in the world are not the ones who have everything, but the ones who have nothing.