It all began when Nina got promoted to high school. On the first day of high school her classmate Shazia asked Nina about her aim and dream . To which Nina replied that she wanted be a doctor.
Shazia laughed and made fun of her. Nina felt offended and did not respond back to her and chose to ignore her. The class teacher Miss Shah entered the classroom & and welcomed the students for the first day of high school.
Nina was scared of the teacher as Miss Shah hated her cos she always proved her wrong. The annoyance in Miss Shah’s eyes made Nina uncomfortable.
Miss Shah called out to Nina and ordered her to sit in the front row. Nina felt embarrassed and sat alone all day . At times her classmates called her a retard. But Nina always chose to ignore those comments.
Nina came home after school & was upset but showed no sign of her situation to her parents. Nina had two pet dogs,she used to spend most of her time with them. At times she would hug her dogs and cry her heart out.
No one liked to be her friend as she was too different from them, as she took no interest in their gossips but only took interest in her studies. Sometimes Nina was worried that she had to spend one more year in school where everything was so strange and everybody bullied her.
Even in the library, no one would sit next to her. Slowly Nina started getting aggressive at home, her parents started seeing the difference in her behavior. For Nina her school life was a horrible experience, but she managed to score good in her exams. From the above story, I want to tell that its always not the child’s mistake in getting low grades or suffering from depression , but it is the circumstances either in school or from their classmates behavior. Nina was able to score good, but some kids usually might not . Its always good to know about your teenage child, you just need to remember the following things:-
1 Trust your child.
2 Instead of shouting on them for getting low grades talk to them in a calm manner.
3 Give them proper amount of time.
4 Give them assurance that you are always there to listen to their problems.
5 Do not compare your child to the neighbors children.
6 Teach the difference between good and bad by giving them examples of the situations that you might have faced.
7 Ask them everyday as to what happened in school.
8 Find the reason of their change in behavior.
9 Don’t force them to do.
10 Do have some fun time with your child.