Hope & Friendship - Samriddhi RPKM

A student who has lost all hope 

Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. 

In comparison, a student who has lost all hope is the one with a pessimist frame of mind based on certainty of negative outcomes. It is an alarming situation as it relates to the mental state of a student who is largely considered to be a future society/nation builder. 

In this case, the root cause needs to be identified and worked upon. Help students focus on their strengths and remind them of past successes. Encourage them to take on new challenges and celebrate their progress along the way. By building a positive self-image, students can feel more confident and motivated to reach their goals. 

Teach the students different ways to explain when they are confused or don’t know something. The idea here is to remove “I can’t” or “I don’t know” from their vocabulary and have them identify the progress they are making instead.  

A student with no friends  

Supporting a student with no friends in school can be important for their well-being. Here are  some steps to help: 

Identify the issue: Talk to the student to understand their feelings and concerns. Determine if there are any specific reasons for their social isolation. 

Encourage social skills: Offer guidance on building social skills, like communication, active listening,  and empathy. 

Positive reinforcement: Celebrate small achievements and progress in building friendships to boost the student’s confidence. 

Teach coping strategies: Help the student develop coping strategies for dealing with loneliness and stress. 

Create a safe space: Ensure the school environment is inclusive and safe for all students. 

Remember that each student is unique, and it may take time to see improvements. Patience and ongoing support are the key. 

By Samriddhi RPKM

Seema Kulshreshtha, Rakhi Gupta, Saraswati Singh, Anju Gupta, Gurpreet, Meeta Gulati 

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