Teach Your Child How to Say ‘No’ In the Classroom
- May 12, 2014
Do you wish to teach your child different ways to say no in the classroom? Make sure that your child should not use this phrase and for that purpose, you must find out alternative ways that your kid can use in front of the teacher. Before helping your kids learn the techniques, it is vital that you should first tell him why he needs to avoid this phrase.
It will hamper reputation of your child
Check if your child avoid saying no to class assignment offered by your teacher since he does not want to complete it within the scheduled time. It may be considered to be a negligent behavior by the teacher.
Make you more dependable
When your kid knows the answer and gives an affirmative reply he can earn the reputation of being dependable. And if he says yes to questions he will be marked as a dependable and good student.
Improve natural strength
If your child is curious to give reply to all queries, he will try to devote more time on studies. In this way, he can sharpen your skills and strength and increase his natural talent or abilities.
In a nutshell, the best way is to use a phrase that does not mislead other person and also makes him feel like you answered a question. Here are a few alternative phrases that your kid uses, instead of ‘I don’t know’ and that too at the right time.
‘I am not sure if I can answer to this question properly’
It is not necessary that your kid knows everything. And if his teacher asks a difficult question and he does not know the answer then, your child deals with the situation in a tactful manner. Ask your child not to respond negatively. A smart reply can be “I am not sure if I can give proper reply to this question” and also promises to find out the right answer later. It shows that your child is a diligent student and is willing to take effort to find out the correct reply.
‘Here is what I tell you right now’
If someone asks an irrelevant question it is quite obvious that your kid may feel irritated. When your kid knows the answers of pertinent questions of a particular subject and still, he has to say “I do not know” since the teacher asks questions that are not related to the subject. The best reply is to say “Here is what I can tell you” and show your willingness of your child to respond to the question to the best of his abilities. Your child can adopt this strategy to bring back the discussion on the topic he knows. Make sure that the hard work of your child is not fully wasted. Your son can take help of his private tutor and find out more strategies or tips how to say no inside the classroom in best possible manner.
That is precisely what I wish to answer?
It may happen that your child is not confident about the replies he gives. There may be times when his mind goes blank for whatever reason and he is unable to reply a question he is expected to know. Try to say ‘It is precisely what I want to say’. This type of answer makes it clear that he is well prepared and he is about to provide the right answer. If it sounds incomplete, your son must continue to reply and also promises to offer exact facts as well as figures in the next class. He must maintain his honesty but it does not mean that he cannot use tricky words. He must reply smartly so that he can gain trust and confidence of his teacher and that too without sacrificing the details or the truth.
You must encourage your child to reply questions in the correct way and even if your son cannot give a complete answer, at least, he must try to give a smart reply and earn a bit of appreciation from his teacher for his honesty. However again, it does not mean that he can say no to the question blatantly. It is not a good idea to allow your son project himself as a student who is unskilled and incompetent.
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