It breaks my heart to read articles where teenage kids commit suicide because of the tremendous pressure they go through during the exams which only gets worse once the results are out. Ans after that comes the entrance exams to get into a particular university or a prefessional course. Some get what they want some don't, some settle for whatever comes their way. In all this there is that percentage of kids who feel they have failed because they haven't met that particular standard which they set for themselves or by their parents or even the school and the only option for them is suicide. What drives these kids to such decisions? What are we missing?
This is happening a lot in India compared to any other country. It's the education system we say. But can we blame it wholly on the education system? I think not.
What drives a child to feel so stressed out that not getting a 100% or that one university or course is the end of the world?
Let's educate our children to understand that 'It is okay.' Let's make it simple for our children.