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Dread going to school?

Beat the fear of school because education is very important

education Updated: Feb 01, 2012 10:40 IST

Do you dread the thought of setting foot in school? Is going to school a pain for you? For a lot of students, it is. This can be a big problem as education is what makes a man. You need to figure out how to engage yourself at school. Here’s some advice:

1 Know what you like about school: There may be some things that you like about it, for instance, your peers. Make a list of such aspects of school life and reflect on it. School can have some good things to offer as well.

2 Maintain a good group of friends: Friends make school fun. Engage with your peers, juniors and seniors. The more you interact, the more enjoyable activities get to be.

3 Do not miss out on regular work: Being regular at school helps you stay up to date with what needs to be done. Studying daily will ensure that no pressure builds up on you.

4 Do not avoid tests: Tests can be a significant trigger for avoiding school but the more you run away from them, the more you get into downward spiral. So, face your fear

5 Take part in activities: Engage in extra-curricular activities, which add a zing to school life. Try and find what you enjoy.

6 Involve yourself in class: Be engaged with your class and classmates. Be active in class as much as you can be.

7 Develop a rapport with teachers: Comm-unicate with your teachers and take their help and guidance.

8 Talk it out: It is essential to talk to someone, when you have difficulties. Your teachers and school counsellor would be best able to understand your experiences.

The author is a psychiatrist, and chief, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Max Healthcare