The results for the board exams of class 10 and twelve have started to come out. The educational boards decide not to conduct the remaining exams of the students given the situation with COVID-19. The results were declared on the basis of past performances of the child.
My social media feed is full of people sharing their marks with their families and friends. So many students have scored in the ’90s. It is great to see so many people happy and celebrating. But, we should all keep in mind that each individual is different and have interests in different fields of life. Just because a child has not scored well in these exams does not mean that they have failed or are incapable. Student suicides often spike during these times. When a child does not score the percentage he/she had hoped for or feels that they have let down their parents. they often turn towards this path. Suicide is not a solution. Parents too need to understand that marks are just part of the child’s life. Marks can change but a person who has passed away can never come back.
The mark sheet might be important in school, but it does not define who you are. There are a lot of people who have achieved a lot while being average in studies. Bad marks don’t mean a bad future just like good marks don’t guarantee a bright future. You are much more than just the marks you get. Always keep that in mind.