How Family Therapy Could Help Your Child’s School Grades

How Family Therapy Could Help Your Child’s School Grades

Is your child struggling in school? The issue may not be the school work at all. In fact, academic struggles often stem from much deeper issues, such as anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and more. In this guide, we’ll explain how family therapy could help your child get better school grades.

Identify the Root Cause of School Problems

A family therapist can help you discover the actual cause of your child’s struggles at school. Is your child being bullied by another student? Are disagreements at home creating stress at school? Does your child feel anxious in a large, busy classroom? There are a number of factors that could be at play. Therapists have years of specialized training to help them identify these factors, and then provide personalized advice to address those concerns.

Resolve Family Conflicts and Prevent New Ones

Stress in the family doesn’t just affect parents. It trickles down to everyone in the household. If you and your spouse have been arguing recently, your child is going to feel that tension. The same can be said if you are no longer with the other parent and you are having a hard time co-parenting.

By resolving conflicts within the family, you can put your child in a better mindset for school. The time spent stressing about what’s going on at home can be used to focus on schoolwork and lessons. A family therapist can help you improve your communication skills as a family and de-escalate disputes before they become arguments. These are tools you can use for years to come.

Establish Consistent Routines

Children thrive in a structured environment. They may act as if they want to do what they want, when they want, but that is not what’s best for them. Instead, you should have routines that your child can predictably follow, such as a consistent sleeping and eating schedule. If your child is getting sufficient sleep and a constant flow of nutrients, he will naturally feel better in all areas of life. This will also reduce disciplinary issues, which will further help to reduce stress.

Improve the Way You Communicate with Your Child

As your child ages, the way you talk to him or her will change. Younger children are not always able to express their feelings effectively because they do not have the language skills to do so. Older children may be able to express themselves, but that doesn’t mean you always understand what they say. Family therapy establishes a clear flow of communication, no matter how old or young your children are.

Don’t Have a Family Therapist? We Can Fix That

At In-Home Counseling, we have many licensed therapists who provide in-home family counseling in Illinois. Your family’s busy schedule may not align with traditional office hours, and that’s OK! We have evening and weekend appointments available, and your therapist will come directly to you!

To get matched with an in-home family therapist near you, contact us at (847) 903-5604.