How do you help a child who doesn’t like his teacher? Every student will have a teacher that they don’t like, and it doesn’t matter what age you are, you have to learn how to overcome this dislike. Your teacher is your teacher whether you like it or not, and you will always have instructors, bosses, and other people who are above you that you might not like. The key isn’t getting your child to like his teacher, but to learn how to work with your teacher, or maybe even figure out why they don’t like the teacher. It could be a quick fix, or it could be an issue that has to be resolved over a long period of time.
The thing about teachers is that they are people too, and when you are ten you don’t realize that. You just think that your teacher lives in the classroom, and when the school day is over that they just go to sleep in a coffin or something. A child isn’t going to take into account that the teacher is human, and can make errors, and has thoughts and emotions too. Simply hating your teacher isn’t going to make things better, because you never know when hating your teacher can just be irrational.
The job of the parent is to make your child realize this, and get to the root of the hatred. Does the teacher give out too much homework in the eyes of the child? Does the child think that the teacher is singling him out in school? What exactly is going on to make the child hate the teacher? You have to listen to your child, but as a child, you never know if the teacher really is the problem, or if the child is just lashing out because he is angry.
If you think there is a problem between your child and the teacher, make sure that you talk to the teacher. Again, the teacher is a person, and will obviously want to make sure that your child is getting the best out of the time in the classroom, and most likely isn’t trying to make your child hate him or her. If the teacher is giving out too much homework, or is being rude to your child, it could be that the teacher doesn’t realize it, or won’t stop unless you talk to the teacher. Usually just by talking to to the teacher, and keeping dialogue open, problems should get resolved.
You also need to talk to your child about the proper ways to resolve issues. This is a good time to talk about maturity, and the right way to solve problems with other people. The child should know that they can always come to you, but that they should try to solve the problem by talking to the teacher first, and that the teacher just wants what is best for the child. Sometimes you have to do things that you don’t like, but if you can just work through the tough times, that they will be better for it.
Making sure that you child is comfortable with the teacher is important, and will help them get better grades. However, make sure that you don’t judge the teacher until you ahve all the facts, and make sure that your child really is having a problem. Keep the communcation lines open, and make sure that you are able to get to the bottom of the problem.