Academic underachievement often significantly impacts the student’s feelings about him/herself and hopes for the future. Professional counseling helps your underachieving child cope with and overcome lowered self-esteem, anxiety, and depression due to academic challenges. Professional counseling can help you get past blaming and feelings of helplessness in assisting your child to achieve better academic results.
SYMPTOMS OF ACADEMIC UNDERACHIEVEMENT
- Failure to complete or turn in homework in a class that does not involve the student’s disability.
- Lack of motivation or disinterest in school, along with a tendency to make excuses for school failure, are additional signs.
- Refusal to accept blame or responsibility for his own achievement.
- Daydreaming or socializing too much and making school work the lowest priority indicate underachievement as well.
- Students with falling grades and who take no satisfaction or pride in schoolwork likely suffer from underachievement too.
- The same goes for students who see themselves as having no chance to succeed so behave as if they’re already defeated rather than try to perform well.