Positive parenting need of the hour, say educators
A day after the school stabbing shocker, educators in Lucknow said positive parenting was the need of the hour.Updated: Jan 19, 2018 14:40 IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
A day after the school stabbing shocker, educators in Lucknow said positive parenting was the need of the hour.
“It’s high time we start positive parenting. We are going to organise classes for the parents where they will be taught positive parenting and its benefits,” said Urvashi Sahni, an educationist.
Sahni, who is the founder and chief executive of Study Hall Education Foundation, said parents should also be more watchful. “We need to understand the psychology of the students before it’s too late.”
A few educators also stressed on the need for changes in the location of toilets and installation of CCTV cameras on the entrances of such places.
“Why can’t we install CCTV cameras at the entrance of the toilet? We have installed cameras at the entrances of our school’s toilet and have also deployed one male and female staff to man the toilet,” said Mala Mehra, principal, Hoerner College.
She also said that the toilets should not be at secluded places. Instead, they should be at central locations in the buildings so that regular vigil is possible on such places to avert such incidents.
Mehra was of the view that the media should broadcast news (like stabbing incident) in such a way that it doesn’t leave a strong impact on children’s mind.
A few educators also blamed the ‘fast diminishing moral values’ for such incidents (stabbing). “I believe moral values are missing. It’s time to take strict measures. Schools and parents should jointly take a stand in order to check occurrences of such incidents in future. Besides, school should also work on the ways to ease the stress level of students that are at alarming levels,” said RP Mishra, retired principal, Queens Inter College and state secretary, UP Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh.
First Published: Jan 19, 2018 14:40 IST