Students are confused a lot, even more confused are their parents. Do the parents need counselling?This has happened again, now in West Bengal. Few students were arrested for threatening their school teacher with firearms. They stole money from their house to purchase those firearms and used some sophisticated methods to frighten the teacher. This incident is not new and repeated from time to time in different parts of the country. Students not only threaten or kill their teachers, even kill fellow students also. Is there anything missing with these students for engaging in unlawful behaviour?
The younger generation nowadays is confused a lot. With lots of information and loads of activities around them, they are getting confused. Instead of getting help from guardians or teachers, they are seeking help online or from peers which are even compounding their problems. In many cases, the parents feel they are not equipped enough to deal with the problem of their children and leave it to the school authorities even without informing them. It seems the school has become a place only to learn the subjects to fetch good marks and not a place to become a wonderful being in nature. These students need a shoulder to cry on during adolescence and the parents must help them in every way to let the students face the world bravely. There is an inhibition among parents to deal with many questions their children ask and feel uncomfortable to face it. This behaviour turns away the children out of fear and puts a lot of pressure on the young minds. Maybe, proper counseling of the parents before admitting their children to school is the need of the hour.