If your child has cheated in school both on tests and on assignments or assignments, you will first need to know why he is doing it. What is motivating you to copy? Could it be demotivation, apathy, peer pressure, insecurity? Talk to your child without judging him so that he is honest with you about what is happening to him.
Once you have it, you will have to choose the disciplinary measure that best suits the situation. Not all cases of copying deserve to be disciplined, but if you believe that your child’s case does require it, then you should consider the following consequences for copying at school.
CONSEQUENCES FOR COPYING
Allow school consequences to occur
If the school gives your child a zero on the test, let that just happen. Do not argue with the teachers or the principal so that your child is excused from his action. If you have done something wrong, you must have the consequences to learn that all action requires responsibility.
Take away a privilege
It is a good option that you take a privilege from your child, be it an article or an experience that he values as positive. Today, electronic products such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone are potential candidates. You can also cancel a fun outing or not allow your child to participate in a treasured extracurricular activity for a period of time.
Make up for the wrong done
Talk about the importance of making up for mistakes . Restituting can mean offering an apology or writing a kind text to the student that was copied from and has also had consequences for allowing it. The goal is not to humiliate your child, but to help him understand that copying affects not only him.
HELP YOUR CHILD WITH HOMEWORK
Maybe your child feels unable to do homework on his own, maybe he’s insecure, or you think he can’t do it alone. Help your child by creating a school work plan, study organization, study techniques that make the tasks less complicated for him at all times. This will ensure that they are learning the lessons and taking steps to complete their own work, rather than fooling someone else. You may decide to institute study time where your child needs to do homework, study, or read a book for a certain amount of time each afternoon or evening.
You can prevent your child from cheating or cheating again. Preventive measures are essential. Some simple strategies for your child to be honest and not copy can be the following:
-Tell your son not to copy. Say something like, “I hope you are honest and keep your eyes on your own role.” It could make a big difference.
-Examine the values you instill in him. Evaluate what you talk about with your children about honesty. Think about how much you talk to your children about the importance of good grades compared to how much they discuss the importance of being honest and putting in effort. Focus on the importance of being honest and how effort will always bring better results.
-Examine your discipline practices. Too harsh or overbearing discipline turns good kids into liars. If your child cheats to avoid the consequences at home for a poor grade, it may be because you are too strict when it comes to grades and academic performance. So he prefers to copy than you punish him.
– Always praise the effort, not the result. Praise shouldn’t be given just for good results or for good test scores. It is best to praise the effort and emphasize that this is what really matters in any circumstance.