Is education building too much pressure on students?

Is education building too much pressure on students?

.In today’s era, everybody is running after jobs and for this we want good education, this creates a huge competition between students. Competition does help in increasing proficiency of an individual but if someone fails in competition, it leads to depression and in worst case scenario is suicide.
All parents want their kids to do well. But unrealistic expectations not only potentially damaging long term psychological effects but also affecting and hurting kids academically. Some study assessed student math achievement and parental aspiration and expectations on annual basis. They found that when parents pushed kids to achieve, they did rise to meet their expectations. But when parents tried to nudge kids past their realistic potential, the effort backfired, and the students actually did worse.
The situation become worse when students commit suicide due to excessive pressure by parents, teachers and society. In India, most cases of suicide were found in IIT’s, most prestigious institute of our country. On an average every year 15-20 students took their life as they are unable to handle the pressure. From the childhood, their parents taught them that if they enter into IIT’s their lives will be settled and not to do anything else. But when they enter IIT, they see there are many brilliant minds studying over there and working hard to get the jobs. Some took this as a challenge and accept it but some get disheartened and lose their hope.
Children are under far more pressure in today’s society than in any other previous generation. They are the generation whose obsession with image and perfection has burgeoned because of the rise of technology, social media and the celebrity culture. Depriving them of a proper childhood by adding the pressure of competing academically at all costs could be the metaphorical straw which breaks the camel’s back.
Guiding and supporting them to be happy and stable as they go through their childhoods must be our number one priority. And we all know a happy child works harder. The parents should understand that if their children has interest in something, he/she will surely excel. So it’s better not to pressurize but to support them.

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Suhasini Singh
I am a student studying in bit mesra.I belong to Jaipur.

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