Counseling relationships are based on development issues, resolving specific problems, decision making, coping with crisis, developing personal insights and knowledge, dealing with feelings of inner conflict or improving relationships with others.
Who is a School Counsellor?
A school counsellor helps children in all ways, be it academic, social, behavioural or emotional. They work in collaboration with the teachers, parents and special educators to create a healthy learning environment that makes them feel comfortable. They also help to provide specific solutions to children with particular problems.
Role of a School Counsellor
Counsellors have special training in how to help kids solve problems and queries, make decisions, and stand up for themselves. Your school counsellor is available for you and wants to make your school experience the best it can be. The counsellor’s job is to take your child’s problem seriously and help find a solution. The counsellor also wants to help your child learn as much as he or she can in class, be a contributing member of the school community, and be a positive influence on the environment.
Adolescence involves transitions from childhood to adulthood. Here, youth extend their relationships beyond parents and family and are influenced by their peers and the outside world in general. Their mental process becomes more analytical. They are now capable of abstract thinking and developing an independent ideology. But these are also the years of experimentation and risk-taking, of giving in to negative peer pressure, of taking uninformed decisions on crucial issues, especially relating to their bodies and sexuality.
Life Skills Education
Life skills, as defined by W.H.O, are the “abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. “IPPS’’ believes that behaviour does not always follow the mind. We translate knowledge, attitudes, and values into actual abilities by focusing life skills.
To ensure personal attention to each student, each teacher has about 20 children of same age group under her wings. The teacher looks into all aspects of their overall development so that they achieve “Super Fineness” along with proficiency in academics. The teacher-student relationship at such close quarters inculcates the moral values to enhance the personality of the child.