When parents usually find out if their child is going to pass to the next grade or not, pediatricians seem to get many more requests for help with school problems at the end of the school year. Since the earlier you get started looking into the cause of your child's school problems and getting him help, the more likely he is to be successful, this is unfortunate. The beginning of the school year is often thought of as a 'fresh start.' However, if your child was struggling in school last year, and no changes have been made, then he is likely to repeat the same struggles, and perhaps the same school year, again.  Try to schedule a meeting to talk with your child's teachers or counselors, either very early in the school year, or before school starts instead of waiting. This way whether it is testing for a learning disability, extra tutoring, help getting organized, or if he has ADHD a change in medication, you can identify early interventions that you can take. There are many reasons why children struggle in school, such as lack of motivation, attentional problems and learning disabilities.

School performance problems

For example, a child with a learning disabilities might struggle in school and then develop poor self esteem and behavioral problems or depression because he is doing poorly and many of these conditions can overlap. Or problems at school can begin with an underlying depression or behavioral problem. Sorting out the cause of a child's school problems can be difficult. With a meeting with his teachers, counselor and/or other school personal, and his pediatrician among the resources where you should look for help include your child's school. Including a lack of motivation to do well, problems at home or with peers, poor work habits or study skills, emotional and behavior problems, learning disabilities, there are many reasons for children to underperform at school. In case she is failing, and come up with a treatment plan so that she can perform up to her full potential, it is important to find the reason for your child's poor performance. Another reason to get your child help, is that doing poorly in school can easily lead to problems with low self-esteem, behavior problems and depression. It is sometimes difficult to figure out if a child's problems at school are caused by their other medical problems, such as depression, or if these other problems began because of their poor school performance. Children who do poorly at school may be under a lot of stress, and will develop different ways to cope with this stress. Some may externalize their feelings, which can lead to acting out and behavior problems or becoming the class clown.  A thorough evaluation is usually needed to correctly diagnose children with complex problems by  an experienced professional. You should schedule a meeting with her teacher to discuss the problem when you realize your child has a problem at school.