Parents of a first-grader should clearly understand: your child will make mistakes in cursive letter tracing, he can’t not make them, because he is just starting school. Your task during this period is to stand on the side of your child in the fight against difficulties. Help him to see the mistakes and correct them, without turning into a spiteful supervisor at the same time.
Because of his development, the first-grader is not able to evaluate the results of his work. He or she evaluates his or her efforts, the effort he or she has put in. If the child tried, then everything he did, even with mistakes, which he himself has not yet noticed, he likes. If his assessment coincides with yours – everything is OK. If he likes it, and you do not, then the child chooses one of two ways out: either he does not notice your assessment, to keep himself, or admits failure, and it hurts him. Note: this is the reason why there are no grades in first grade, neither in notebooks nor in journals.
Fear of making a mistake in examples of consonants limits a child’s activity – he or she does not try, experiment, analyze, or compare. When answering a question or solving a problem, he/she just painfully remembers what is written in the textbook, or what the teacher or mom said.
It is important for parents not to accuse their child of ignorance, but to help him learn, to keep the first grader’s desire to learn. At the same time, it is important for the child to be loved, understood and protected at home. If a child is trying at school, but is failing, and mom and dad scold him, the teacher gets angry? This will lead to stress and, as a consequence, a decrease in immunity.
No matter what your child has done, no matter how much you’ve been upset, don’t push him away. It’s important for his health, both physical and mental.