Are you having headache and stomach ache after concentrating for long hour’s doing your schoolwork? Do you stay up late just to finish your homework? Does it make you physically ill? Do you get mad because you need to study and do your homework? Don’t you have free time for yourself to do what you want? You are not alone. There are lots of students out there facing high level of stress in school and seems to be increasing, with some psychiatric help. You go to school early then staying up late just to finish your homework. You spend your whole day studying just to get some good grades. It is fine to work hard for your goals, no matter how strong you are, there is a limit on what you can do in a day. Don’t stress yourself too much on studying. Try to enjoy it while learning. Consider your homework as a job training not a problem. I know many of you hate homework because you are lazy to do it. Or maybe you don’t get along with your teachers, classmates or schoolmates. That is why you want to quit school. And sometimes you got bored on the discussions. Some students wished they could get more sleeping hours and improve their health, but they have a busy schedule, including school and family. They want to spend more time with their friends, do some other activities and to relax. But they believe that the can’t do these things because their parents wants them to maintain high grades in school. Money, education, power and material goods offer no protection against unhappiness or emotional stress. There are things that are important than money. Like emotional and physical well-being, good conscience and friendship with our creator. While doing your best in school you know that academic excellence and material riches do not produce lasting happiness. You will just find that maintaining such goals brings you unnecessary stress. Take a break and clear your mind for a minute. Then try to talk or pray to our creator.
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP?
All of us want our kids to maintain high-grades and performance in school. So we are telling them to study hard, don’t watch TV and play games for a long time and focus on their schoolwork. Driven to reach their goals, they go beyond the limit of their stamina. For example after spending the whole day studying in school, some parents want them to study again at home like having private tutors. Students doing this kind of things can suffer physical and emotional harm. You’re draining too much of their energy. They are too young to deal with stress; they should be enjoying their time at their age. Some students spend extracurricular activities like sports. When they got home, they will study with their private tutor. Then they will do their homework and stay up late to finish it. They are like working adults who works 8 hours a day. After work they go home and, cook some dinner and do some household chores. How can they maintain high and good grades if their mind and body is tired? If you are concerned about the stress your child faces in school, try to go to the school yourself. Talk with their teachers, counselors and administrators. Finally, try to talk with your child and discuss the solution with the problem. It shows that your child has your loving support.