Most of the parents think that kids and children who are in the learning stage can’t possibly have any mental issues and they can forget any issue just by getting lost in the world of their video games. Kids these days are burdened by the hectic schedule and heavy syllabus of their school books. Their whole day is spent either in schools or running after coaching centres, kids have nearly forgotten nearly what is called childhood and have become responsible like elders due to excessive burden on them. There was a time when students used to play fearlessly and carelessly but in the race of making the kids brilliant and extraordinary parents have thrown their kids into a pit of mental issues. It is not like parents don’t love their kids but they always want their kids to be better than neighbour’s kids and for this they are ready to sacrifice their kid’s childhood. Parents and tutors also will have to understand that these are mere kids who want to play, jump, roll in laughter and nothing more but no one listens. Hopefully since online education has emerged in the education world parents are getting aware of the mental issues their kids are going through. We adults can share our difficulties in personal and professional life easily but kids sometimes are unable to share even because they themselves are unaware of what is happening with them and why they are not able to read the words on the black/white board. Even institute ERP of any school accepts that students these days are suffering so many mental issues therefore institute ERP of several schools are these days providing counselling to such students.
In order to take care of the mental well-being of the students it is necessary for the tutors to have active listening skills for the students. They need to remove the old concept of running teacher centred classes and should run students centred classes because students always share their thoughts and concerns to the teacher but tutors never pay heed to them so they need to be sensitive enough to take care of problems students face in their learning and studying. Sometimes students struggling with mental issues aren’t aware of their issues so they are not able to share with tutors but it is the duty of the tutor to recognize such bothered students and help them as much as possible, it doesn’t matter if they have to take help from a school counsellor. Students will never come to a tutor usually with their problems because they hesitate often but tutors must have a keen eye to catch such bothered behaviour of a student like all of a sudden of a student stop talking and starts to remain silent or regularly a student complains that he or she can’t read what’s written on black board though it is written correctly. and should help such students to find out their problem and seek solutions also.
Tutors need to make students aware the reason behind having such serious mental issues and should make the kids understand that they need not to take excessive pressure of studying on their little minds and should enjoy learning as much as they can. Tutors are usually seen giving instructions to the children and making them understand what to do and what not to but what if students are given a chance to share their views on teaching and learning process? It is a brilliant idea to take suggestions from students, though suggestions will be childish and cannot be completed completely. At least the tutor can get an idea what are those missing things which students usually seek in a tutor’s teaching and including them teaching and learning can become absolutely joyful for the students. In order to give a hand to this mission of taking care of mental health of the students these days many schools are opting innovative tools for the management of the schools such as software for school management. This software for school management manages the responsibilities of school management very well so that school management can take care of teaching and learning. Tutors need to encourage students for physical activities and exercises due to which their physical and mental health will remain fit and fine. Following the above enumerated suggestions mental health of the students can be supported by tutors.