Dealing with Teenagers
1) Focus on trust, not suspicion.
It’s true that teens can get into a lot of trouble, but don’t focus your attention on the bad things they’ve done in the past or the risks they might face. Even if your teen has greatly betrayed your trust, it is important for both of you to repair that trust. If you think your teen may be up to something, have them explain it to you fully. Ask questions instead of jumping to conclusions. If you’re not sure, say to your teen, “I’m concerned, but I’m choosing to trust you on this.
2) Set and stick to boundaries
Just like toddlers and young children, teenagers need boundaries. You may find the process of enforcing them rather easier if you have agreed them together, rather than simply imposed them. It can be helpful to explain why you think something is particularly important, and negotiate on areas where you feel you have some flexibility.
3) Don’t give in to bad behaviour
Just as with toddlers, teenagers will use whatever means are available to achieve what they want. If you give in to bad behaviour, they will use it more often: you will reinforce the behaviour. For a reminder about the theory behind this, see our page on understanding teenagers.
Finally, it is important to show teenagers that you love them. Most teenagers are generally aware of any poor behaviour. They often don’t like themselves very much anyway during adolescence.
Why is Sports Education an Integral Part of Education?
Gone are the days when there was a lack of emphasis on sports education in India. However, educational institutes are now beginning to realize the important role of sports in the overall development of a child. That is the reason why the dynamics of sports education is changing rapidly in schools across the nation. It is exciting to witness sports education in India, gaining popularity, where parents are looking for schools that offer an extensive range of sports activities.
Evidently, more schools are now encouraging sports education in India to help students develop into well-rounded individuals and prepare them for competitive events as well.
Being a leading global school in India, we understand the importance of sports education in India and how it can contribute to a child’s physical and mental growth. To raise social awareness about sports education in India, we bring this detailed post that will help you understand its various facets.
What is Sports Education?
Sports education is a curriculum model that is designed to provide an enriching sports experience to students. Introducing sports in the education curriculum not only gives them exposure to a wide variety of sports but also promotes their physical and mental wellbeing.
Furthermore, the curriculum for sports education in India allows teachers and instructors to assist and guide students to create their own sports learning experience. Since sports education provides students with a wholesome learning experience, it has become an essential part of the curriculum in schools.
How Sports Benefits Education?
There are multiple benefits of sports education in India, which all contribute to the overall development of children. Not only playing games in routine makes them healthy and stress-free but also helps in boosting their performance academically. Additionally, playing with classmates and engaging in friendly competitions helps students gain self-confidence and learn team spirit.
Here’s how sports education in India helps in student’s overall growth:
Leadership Skills – Playing in teams or groups requires a student to lead his/her team, which not only uplifts a child’s confidence but also plays an integral role in building leadership skills for the future. Moreover, educational sports aids in developing a student’s mental growth & strengthens his/her ability to draw logical conclusions.
Boosts Self-esteem – Multiple studies reveal that playing sports can enhance a child’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Small gestures such as a high-five from a competitive opponent, a handshake from the sports coach, a small pat on the back from teammates, or words of appreciation from guardians and friends can help boost your child’s self-confidence in the long run.
Physical and Mental Wellness – Indulging in regular physical activities in the form of sports boosts the immune system and helps students stay super-healthy. Reduced risk of obesity, heart ailments, and spine problems are some of the most important benefits of playing regular sports in schools. Engaging in physical activities also enhances overall fitness levels ranging from bone to heart. Due to the flourishing of sports education in India, students reduce their chances of developing excess fat deposits, thus stay slim and fit.
Why is Sports Education in India Important?
There was a time when more importance was given to grades rather than extracurricular activities. However, colleges today also consider a student’s sports achievements at the time of admissions and later provide opportunities for making a career. It has led to an increased emphasis on the holistic development of students.
It’s evident that by not indulging in sports, students miss out on developing critical thinking skills, building physical wellness and maintaining overall well-being, and this is why playing sports should be made mandatory for all students.
BPS Model United Nations 3.0 Goes ONLINE!
“’I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo. ‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’” —J.R.R. Tolkein
Like an all-consuming black hole, this pandemic has consumed everything in its wake, everything in our lives that we once took for granted. As we stand in the shadow of this crisis, the lockdown has opened our unseeing eyes to the beauty that lies in the everyday – and oh, how we ache for it. And if we were anyone, anything else, we might have been disheartened by it.
With the good cheer of youth, and above all, the endurance and innovation inherent to the BPS spirit, we have persevered. With the unfailing help and support of our faculty members, our parents and our peers, we have still surged forth in our mental and creative growth, not lacking for inspiration or cerebral stimulation. Much of this, we owe to online schooling, which has been an amazing process that could have only been possible by the sheer dint of effort put in by our administrators, teachers and students.
Ms. Pooja Aggarwal, our MUN coordinator, describes BPS, Swasthya Vihar's large MUN community as talented and passionate, and the level of debate and the skill displayed by the delegates that attended the event simply confirmed it! Despite taking place online and not maintaining the formal dress code that is considered de rigeur, the event had all the feel of a conventional MUN, proving that the true essence of one does not lie in high heels, gavels and ties, but rather in the stimulation of fast-paced debate and big ideas.
The energy of the committee was entirely infectious. The atmosphere was electric, the repartee quick witted, the speeches passionate. I genuinely believe that the resolutions could have given the actual UN a run for their money! The chairs, the delegates – they all spurred on each other to a higher degree of excellence, but even the fieriest debate was punctuated with a feeling of camaderie and warmth that was delightful to share in.
Many see Model United Nations as simply fodder for one’s college application. But, our student and MUN community member, Manzil Grover says that - "I never planned on doing MUNs, but my teacher insisted that I try one. After that, I got hooked onto the interesting process and great learning curve during and post every MUN!" We are certain that anyone who has attended a Model United Nations would wholeheartedly agree!
And it is our hope that we, as teenagers, as students, tap that massive potential, to foster change. Not only during this pandemic, but long, long after. The children are not just the future – we are the present. We are as whole in our personhood, in our capacity to do good, as any adult.
In Bradbury’s words – "We’ll hold onto the world tight someday. We’ve got one finger on it now; that’s a beginning."
Join the discussion on Pursuing your Passion and how to make it your profession with our Ex-Bhartians -
· Mr. Rohit Yadav (IRS '15) Dy. Commissioner of Income Tax,
· Ms. Masoom Grover (NIFT) Fashion Designer,
· Mr. Bhanu Chugh (B.Tech) RJ Bunny.
BPS Quarantine Mashup
Bhartians are brimming with talent this lockdown and on Music Day, June 21st, we engaged in a quarantine mashup to spread positivity and cheer featuring Shreya, Satviki, Aman, Varun, Anmol and Rimikaa! We hope you guys enjoy this! Stay positive, Spread positivity!
Founder's Day celebrations!
Come witness the journey from B/W to Colour... Take a trip down a 4-decade long journey with some of our oldest teachers, staff members, and students, of course!