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Easing out examination fear

It is examination time and students are under tremendous pressure to perform well. During this period, the student-teacher relationship and the parent – student relationship should touch a new high to move things in a proper direction. The need for a smooth student-teacher relationship and the working partnership of parent and teacher need a new look after a spate of attacks on a teacher by student and the wrath shown by student against parents are all part and parcel nowadays. Children needs to be motivated and not to be sulked for any reason.

Of course schools are second home for children, where they should learn the way of life apart from education part. Freedom for students is needed but it should not cross the limits. With love, care, security we can win the hearts of the students. Children are averse to criticism. It is needless to handle the situation in a smooth way without hurting the concerned parties. Scolding of any type is not going to serve the purpose in any way. Dictator attitude needs to be avoided and parent should try to pacify children and treat them well. Love must be passed on to the children but at the same time imparting knowledge also is an easy and efficient way. One should get imbibed to understand the needs of children and their basic requirements. Handling a spoiled child is a difficult proposition and tests parent’s patience. Children should not be pampered beyond a limit and they should be made to realize the harsh realities of life.

Whatever said and done students are under tremendous pressure these days.  With the present syllabus taxing the students with heavy load of work face too much strain at home as they have to submit project work. Additional coaching classes and mid-term test makes the children work overtime and there is no time to rest. Such type of schedule takes heavy toll on children and we come across them breaking down during the academic year and some of them going to the extent of committing suicides as well.

Parents are imposing additional pressure on students and a parent who makes an effort to recognize his wards learning style and make use of the same in proper direction achieve maximum success. After all, knowledge is power and achieving more and more of it is an additional qualification for children. It is time for teachers to motivate and inspire children. Parents should work for the betterment of children by working on a strict time schedule and a proper time table to impart knowledge to them. Children should be given some time to relax and unwind. Hence a proper planning is required to make things move at a crucial time for developing children’s career. Motivation of children will be a key word and to sulk under pressure should be stopped always.

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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