The following are common concerns expressed by parents and students. If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact us at contactavs@avs-academy.com. Our professional counseling and mentoring teams will certainly work with you and develop an action plan to address your specific concerns.

1.) Lack of Focus: Children are not used to being told to do all the time when they are at such a young age. They generally live in their own world, and simply follow what their parents tell them. But then they are constantly told to perform a task, it is very common for them to doze off and stop paying attention. While this is something that fixes itself over time, if it becomes too serious then it must be addressed soon.
2.) Spending too much time on mobile devices: Mobile devices have become a sort of pacifier to children at a young age, and their gradual addiction prevents them from paying attention to the real world when they need to learn. Instead they are drawn towards technology for the wrong reasons, and are unknowingly being set back. 
3.) Having a hard time listening to parents: Children at this age are very boisterous and potentially stubborn, which sometimes leads to friction between them and their parents. They do not yet understand the purpose of their parents’ decisions, which leads to them not listening to their parents. 
4.) Excessive warnings from teachers: The same way that children may sometimes disregard their parents’ words, the same can happen with their teachers. Frequent warnings to a child from the same person are a result of repeated offenses. It can represent a deeper problem that has to be addressed individually, and soon before it can become a bigger problem in the future.
5.) Trouble in understanding math: Math is not often emphasized when small kids are starting to learn and start formal schooling. The primary focus is usually expanding vocabulary, reading, and spatial learning. Because of this, it can be more common that little children struggle with grasping the basic concepts of math at this age. 
6.) Excessive complaining and talking: Little children are usually used to having their way more often than not, so when they are placed in an environment where that is not the case, they often lash out in negative ways, some being complaining or talking too much. 
7.) Trouble dealing with other students: The concepts of teamwork and cooperation are fostered in the first few years of formal schooling. But in the beginning when children are not used to working with each other or sharing, there can sometimes be differences between the kids. 
8.) Not motivated to do class or home work: Doing required work when we don’t want to is a habit formed during the first few years of school. But forming that habit can be difficult, since children are not used to doing work. Most of the learning methods used in the first couple years of school are learning through play or through an activity that children are fond of. To transition from that method to the more traditional variation can be difficult. 
9.) Extremely rigid and stubborn behavior: Little children learn gradually to be flexible people, but in the beginning it can be frustrating. This goes back to the notion that children get their way more often than not, and they can become fixated on what they want and nothing else, which can have negative effects on their learning curves and how quickly they are able to grasp the things around them.
10.) Not able to read or write clearly: Part of a child’s rambunctious nature may sometimes hinder their ability to process things like words on a page, or write by themselves. While it is very early in their life of reading and writing, it is important to create good habits in the beginning, so that they continue to reinforce good habits going forward in their lives.
11.) Trouble pronouncing certain words or phrases: The same way that a child can struggle to read or write clearly, the same can occur with longer words or sentences. These would be learned after basic words and reading, but if the child doesn’t understand the first step, then they will surely struggle with the next one.
12.) Not showing interest in sports: Sports are a form of extracurricular activities that help to expose kids to more hobbies. This gives them more options, and they can pick which ones they want to continue doing and excel at them. While some kids don’t show interest in sports, it does not mean that they don’t have any other option. Sports are only one facet of extracurriculars. There are other ways for kids to express themselves.