Must Dos for parents

v Student can fail to do well if they fail to cope with stress. Parents should guide their children in planning, organizing and setting a timetable.

v To avoid a stress situation for the child the parents must provide right kind of motivation and a conducive environment.

v Help the child to develop self-discipline self-direction, self-confidence and a sense of achievement.

v Just good schooling and tuition are not substitutes for emotional cushioning.

v Help the child in maintaining his confidence especially when he seems discouraged by his dropping marks or grades. Do not displace your anxiety on the child.

v The achievement goals should be realistically set according to the child’s capability.

v Do no mix academic issues with family conflicts.

v Praise your child when he does well. Encourage the child’s performance with positive statements like, “well done”, “you can do better”, rather than saying “that was not enough”.

v Work out your child’s schedule with him instead of nagging him. There could be learning problems.

v Do not harp on previous failures or results.

v Under achievement may be due to some children believing it is safer not to try than to try and fail.

v If achievement expectations are too high then some children would prefer to be criticized for being lazy than being considered not good enough.

v Humor relieves tension. Be light and humorous with the child.

v Try to gain your child’s confidence and discuss his problems with him. Help him to find a solution.

v Exams are not the end of the world.

v Accept that expectation for every one to do well is unrealistic, as many won’t pursue this for long.

Realated Topics :


Understanding Stress: Common reactions


Psychosomatic Symptoms


High risk Behavior: Drug abuse, self harm, aggression


Handling Suicide


Must Dos for students: For improved concentration, motivation, work blocks


Must Dos for parents




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