It has been a predominant belief for decades that the female students usually cannot keep up with their studies. It is also believed that they have to suffer in certain courses during their school or college lives, due to a few advantages the male students have over them. But as per a lot of researchers, mostly the male students are the ones who have a hard time in keeping up with their female classmates. Two of the signs that would substantiate this claim are that there is a huge rise in the number of female students admitted in high school and their aspirations, while there is a notable deterioration in the population of male students admitted in high school. 58% percent females usually earn a bachelor’s degree, while 62% female students graduate from community colleges.
There is also a lack of reading material for boys, along with a majority of female teachers and lesser recess time, which results in the male students losing interest in their studies. However, if the issue of literacy is resolved in the case of boys, it would bring a pleasant change in the current scenario where male students usually feel side stepped by their female counterparts. When it comes to comparing the intellectual development of a female student with a male’s, it is found out that their development pace is slower. Girls can grasp a lot of concepts at an earlier age than boys who would need some more time to fully comprehend the concepts. If there is no proper support or instruction to resolve this literacy issue, it can be possible that the male population will always stay far behind. In order to keep your male child motivated, apply the following tips and tricks:
- Let the boys express themselves in writing by giving such topics which may be of interest to them. Also provide them with such literature to read that appeals to them, such as, sci-fi novels or sports magazines.
- The recess time has gone the way of the dodo with an excessive strain on students to work hard for better grades. Students, however, need a breath of fresh air in between classes to refresh their minds and body, especially while they are doing research on their term paper. Make sure to talk to the school administration if such is the case in your child’s school.
- Get a private tutor for your male child if you think that it would be difficult to make him work hard. Boys usually prefer that extra help in the form of private tuitions.