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Growing trend in Child and Student Suicides in India
It is a growing concern that so many young adults are committing suicide. Website www.goodparenting.co.in helps parents and teachers to avoid such situations by giving them useful tips on raising their kids.
A 23-year-old student jumped to death from Vasai Fort.
An 18-year-old physiotherapy student committed suicide at her home in Powai.
An IIT student, fails to get job, commits suicide
A 15 year old school boy…
A 20 year old B.Sc. student…
A 17 year old young girl…
The story continues…
In 2006, nearly 6000 students committed suicides and three years later; the numbers have only grown further. Exams and exam related stress, peer pressure, entrance tests, ragging, parental problems and family issues have been the reasons for this rampant increase in the number of adolescents and young adults committing suicides. In the past few years, a student’s life has changed significantly. Severe competition, extreme comparisons and fierce expectations from parents, teachers, family and friends has created an enormous amount of pressure on these young kids.
It is seen that childhood today is not longer a joyful experience; instead lives of children and young adults are full of stress, tension, apprehension. Blame it on the current education system, ‘extra tuition’ out-of-school trends, coaching classes, competitive exams, reservation policies, admission processes, quota systems, parental attitude, modernization or anything else – the fact of the matter is that student suicide is India is an alarming problem.
So how does one prevent these young lives from killing themselves? Parents and teachers play the pivotal role in caring, consoling, counseling and most importantly ‘being there’ for these kids/students. Right from the time when your child is born, parents should make sure that they bring-up their child in an open stress-free happy environment that does not create any kind of pressure on the kids. Also, it is important to make sure that your kids share a comfort level with you where they can share anything with you. Apart from this, parents need to spend ‘quality time’ with their kids where you can get to know of the inner thoughts, feelings and emotions that your child is going through. Avoid creating any kind of pressure on your kids as far as studying is concerned and do not compare your child with other children. It is parents who should first know that all children cannot come first in class! Do not force your child for anything – if your child is not interested in dancing, do not forcefully send him/her to dancing classes just because other parents are doing so.
Similarly, teachers need to pay attention to all the kids and avoid favoritism against some. Students spend as much time in school as they do at home so teachers need to make sure that kids are enjoying the process of learning rather than studying in stress! All these things when incorporated at the childhood level go a long way in avoiding any kind of suicidal tendencies in kids. Parents and teachers can go to http://www.goodparenting.co.in, a website that provides useful information on how to raise your kids, how to deal with your teens and tweens, how to tackle exam pressure in kids, cultivating hobbies in children, dealing with child temperament and many other issues that concern parents, teachers and society in general.
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Website http://www.goodparenting.co.in provides useful information on how to raise your kids, how to deal with your teens and tweens, how to tackle exam pressure in kids, cultivating hobbies in children, dealing with child temperament and many other issues that concern parents, teachers and society in general.
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