Ahead of board exams, parents are more anxious than students
While some of the parents have been calling the CBSE helpline, which became operational on February 1, many others are approaching career counsellors in order to explore suitable options for their children to pursue higher studies and to overcome anxiety and stress of exams.
Rama Sharma, CBSE spokesperson, said: “This is a changing phase in every student’s life and the concerns of parents seem to be much higher than that of children. The involvement of parents in their children’s academic pursuits has increased quite a lot over the past few years. They are now busy seeking alternatives in case their child fails to secure good marks in board exams.”
“The BSE counselling acts as a survey redressal system. Every year, we analyse the types of queries we get,” he said.
T Prem, a counsellor from Kuwait, said, “Most parents here are working. So they are exceedingly apprehensive about their children’s academic performance. Smart phones, television and the Internet are major concerns for parents. I try to make them understand that mutual trust should be there. If they keep asking questions, children will probably think that their parents don’t trust them.”
Some parents are worried that their children haven’t received admit cards yet. “Questions like, “How much should my child sleep”, “My child is having mood swings”, “He/she is eating
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