School Failure

School failure and poor academic results can have negative consequences for the future of our children. That is why improving grades is a key objective for many students. In addition, acquiring positive study habits help you succeed in your higher education. It is also important to remember that the objective of getting good grades is to learn and understand what we are seeing in class, not to repeat from memory concepts that we later forget. To get the most out of our study it is important to understand what we are studying. For this we have to work both in class and at home.


School failure can be combated with certain guidelines:

 In class:

  • Learning to pay attention- identifying moments in which more attention is paid to take advantage of them in class, and learning strategies for when attention wanes

  • Taking notes that help us later study- learn techniques to take notes in an effective way, which then help us study by investing less time. Make visual schemes that help us to have a map of the concepts.

 At home:

  • Organize the time and plan the study. It is important to have a study plan and a schedule. In this way we will not waste unnecessary time. The schedule is personal and must be adjusted to each student.

  • Be consistent. To be efficient at the time of studying it is important to study every day. We can dedicate half an hour each day to review what has been seen in class. It will not take us long and the day before the exam we will not have to study so much.

  • Reward and plan breaks. It is very important to rest 10 minutes every 50 minutes of studies. Our brain needs rest moments because its level of activity is not constant. It is also important to reward yourself for a job well done with something we like, for example, to see a chapter of our favourite series or with snack something that we love

  • Make study groups among peers. Studying between peers has proven to be a very effective method to improve grades. Each one contributes what they know, they can ask questions that arise during the study and also share the nerves before the exam. It is also more fun than studying alone.

      It is important to remember that school performance depends to a large extent on learning difficulties, as well as on the state of mind of our child. For this reason, a therapeutic process will help us to see what we can strengthen in our son to improve his performance, through the organization, the improvement of habits or the motivation to study.

Psychotherapy is a great help for your child, do not hesitate to contact


Diana Faon Psychotherapy – Pscyhologist in Madrid-