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John Victor

Teachers! How influential are you?

As children follow their parents, students emulate their teachers. The new academic session has begun, every child comes to school with some expectation of doing well in year. Doing well does not entirely depend on the students alone. A…

Conquering Exam Day Jitters

You have worked hard so far for the ultimate and now it’s time to perform for your dreams to come true. Remember exams are not the be all and end all! There is a bigger picture of life, so let’s focus on that. This time you can make sure…

Examination Anxiety

Most of the students are anxious at the time of examinations along with their parents. Some experience a high level of anxiety during their examinations. As the bell for the examination goes, it is anxiety time for students and parents.…

Understanding depression in students

As Rollo May puts it ‘depression is the inability to construct a future’. Depression is of major public health importance, in terms of its prevalence and the suffering, dysfunction and economic burden and more common in women. It is…

Psychological Problems in School Children

“School” is the most important place for children, a place where they find out about themselves and their world, where they meet and learn from each other and from teachers, a place where they prepare themselves for the future. Just as…

Who’s affected by bullying?

Recently front page headlines of a leading national daily screamed – “School Bullies caught on cell…” It’s unlikely that any school is absolutely free from bullying behaviour. The prevalence of bullying is overwhelming. Researchers…