Students should be stress proofed

by | Jun 20, 2023 | EDUCATION, NATIONAL, NEWS, Opinions | 0 comments


In the front page news of Malaysian newspaper, The Sun, on June 19, 2023, a clinical psychologist has urged parents not to put too much pressure on their children to perform academically and instead encourage them to pursue their interests and passions.

The clinical psychologist was quoted as saying that children have difficulty handling stress. What stress? What pressure do they really have? There is no need for school children to bother about a major examination for eleven years.

This is why they have become soft and wimpy and unable to cope with even the slightest bit of pressure and stress. Get real people. Nothing in life is achieved without any kind of stress or pressure.

School children have to learn to go through the mill to stress proof them, and instead of copping out they should discipline themselves to achieve success , which is only possible through hard work and perseverance.

Hard, honest studying or work, stress and pressure is part and parcel of life and there can be no escape from this reality and coddling, moddling children is precisely the cause of school children not being able to develop coping skills.

The failure of 77 percent of students who sat for the 2022 SPM is a clear indication that the future of our school children is in a dangerous state and the failure to face up to the reality of stress and pressure is the cause.


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