Bangalore: Before taxing your children academically think twice. They may just run away from the house. As a parent you must be bitten by first rank syndrome however, your ambition can spell doom on your children.
As many as 200 run away children have been rescued and rehabilitated in Bangalore city that came all over from the state.
Yes. Pressure on children by parents, teachers, and school environment is making them run away children.
The statistics are revealed by Don Bosco, NGO working in rescuing and rehabilitation of children in Bengaluru.
Executive Director, Father Mathew Thomas, explains that, in 2017-2018 from June to May as many as 6,686 children are rescued and rehabilitated by NGO Don Bosco in Bengaluru city.
In the year 2018-2019 as many as 4,829 children who ran away from home for various reasons are rescued and rehabilitated.
We get information from Railway Protection Force (RPF), Railway Police, porters, sweepers, catering people, TT’s, shop keepers on platforms, auto-taxi drivers, he explains.
The reasons such as fear of exams, not happy in hostels, not adjusting in school, scolded by teacher, not interested in studies and not adjusting in Madrassas are found to be reasons for children to run out of homes.
When contacted renowned psychologist Dr A Sridhara explained that, the trend of children running out of homes is against all the nature of law and psychology. “We always expect the parents to be the source of all kinds of dependence for kids. When children realize that this dependence is useless, and you can understand the intensity of the pressure of the children to come to such a decision,” he says.
“I always consider schools as concentration camps and torturing hells. Schools have no respect for natural growth or natural capacity of a human being,” he explains.
Which school will allow a child to talk when a child is in a mood to talk, he questions. All the time they are talking of performance this is what resulting in these developments....