If the habit of truancy continues, it will be very detrimental to the students themselves. It is not only the learning system that he is missing, the disciplinary attitude towards children and the school itself will also decline. Various reasons were reaped, there were many reasons behind a child skipping school starting from disliking the teacher in the subjects being taught, lack of interest in the lessons being taught to being bored with the learning system.
To deal with children who often skip school, schools usually provide educators to deal with this kind of problem, namely the counseling provided by the school. Counseling guidance is considered to be one of the best ways to deal with students who are often absent. Counseling guidance is also said to be quite efficient in solving student problems like this.
However, apart from guidance from the supervising school, the most obvious way to solve this kind of problem is the home, which is carried out by the parents. In this case, the role of parents is very much needed, because the time spent by children is generally more spent at home than at school, so that parents are also responsible for educating children, including dealing with children who often skip school.
Now, to help mothers deal with children who are often truant so they can return to school as usual, consider the following.
1. Be Firm With Children
If every time you forgive your children every time they are truant, even though you know their truancy is without reason. So this means you tell them that it’s okay to skip school. In addition, if you do not pay attention to reports of children’s attendance at school, this is the same as giving children opportunities to skip school. As a parent, you are the most influential person in your child’s life. Meanwhile, the role of peers may have a bigger role in your children as they grow up. Parents are where children turn for approval in their actions. If you don’t make your children aware of the importance of attending school they are less likely to value it.
2. Recognize Children’s Problems With Class
As explained above, there are many factors that make children skip school, including because children do not like teachers who teach or have limitations in one of the lessons in their class. Well, it is under these conditions that your role as a parent is needed. If you notice a problem in the child’s development. So consider giving additional fun lessons in order to hone the child’s ability to learn so that difficulties in lessons that he doesn’t like can be overcome.
3. Establish Good Communication
Failure to communicate or communication that is not well established can be one reason children do things that are not reprehensible, even deviating from their morals. for that, start to create a sense of mutual trust and establish better communication with the child. If you notice children constantly skipping classes, this line of communication allows you to interact with them, and ask them why they are not attending class, then find a way out by creating plans for change.
Those are some ways to deal with truant children. Truancy behavior that is carried out continuously will certainly harm children and make them lag behind a lot of learning material at school.