Stress & Studies

After at least six hours in school, your child returns home, only to study again a few minutes after lunch. We should all bare in mind that during those hours in school, our children not only learn a wide variety of subjects but also face other pressure, be it from their schoolmates at the playground or from teachers asking them to be alert at all times, among other things.  An article in ‘Le Monde’ shows us how parents view their child’s homework as a burden each time.

Aanchal Agarwal, a psychotherapist and special educator and mother, said « This is the time and age of information and new knowledge bombarding at us from all sides. It shouldn’t create pressure on us. Knowledge is supposed to make life easy for us, and not burden us with the expectation to pass all of it to our kids. The pressure we feel to teach doesn’t go unnoticed by kids. Their antennas catch this pressure, making them stressed about this whole process of « learning ». »
Teaching shouldn’t make us anxious and learning shouldn’t make the kids anxious. Then only true learning takes place.

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