Consider working with a professional.
If your child struggles with school, he may be at higher risk for emotional challenges and a negative self-image. And it may be difficult for you to help, since your child may think that, as his parent, you have to say nice things about him. Sometimes tweens and teens do better with someone who’s not as close to them. That’s why it can be a good idea to call in an outside professional, like a therapist, to help your child develop self-awareness. You could also consider working with a mentor.