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 at this crucial hour. 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 children against parents are all part and parcel nowadays. Stabbing incident by student against a teacher was bad precedence but in practical terms the agitated pupil was trying to show his anger in one form or the other through this act. Therefore it is necessary to provide counselling to such students. Healthy interaction between student and teacher will improve their relationship. Of course schools are second home for children, where they learn about various aspects of life apart from education. 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 necessary to handle the situation in a better manner without hurting them.
Teacher’s birthday should be celebrated in a simple manner. Teacher’s Day is observed on 5th September every year to commemorate the birth of ex-president Dr Sarvepalli S. Radhakrishnan. Many parents grant too much freedom to their children and commit the mistake of raising them in a wrong manner. 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 cajole and pacify children and treat them in a better manner. Love must be passed on to the children but at the same time it is necessary to impart knowledge in an easy and efficient way. If we fail to do justice to the role of parent by giving undue importance to children and pester them too much praise, then the child soon turns out to be a brat. One should get imbibed to understand the needs of children and their basic requirements. Handling a spoilt child is a difficult task and its tests the patience of parents. Children should not be pampered beyond a limit and they must be made to realize the harsh realities of life.
Whatever said and done students are undergoing tremendous pressure these days. Students are assigned homework which also includes project work and these tasks increase their work load. Coaching classes further adds salt to the wound and mid-term test makes the children work overtime and there is no time for them to rest. Such type of erratic schedule takes heavy toll on children’s lives.
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