Family, being closest to a person’s heart, causes a lot of
negative and positive impacts on young minds. Adolescents are very much prone
to change and are vulnerable.
Parents want their children to be the trophy to show off.
Especially in Pakistan Parents need everything from their children. Family
members want their necks high with pride and arrogance while coerced children
push themselves as hard as possible to get the job done. Every student going to
school or college doesn’t have an equal IQ level in studies, the reason is
every boy/girl possess different skills in which he or she is an expert.
Parents have too much expectations from their children, they want them to be
super human possessing all the qualities. These expectations causes
inconvenience for the children, putting them in a lot of pressure, The pressure
on these young people is often underrated but it can have devastating
effects. Lowered self-esteem, psychopathic fear of failure and
deep-rooted depression are some.
Most of the time students are forced to choose a
career not of their own choice or liking but of their parents’ and family
members’. This kind of decision often results in depression for some students
who are unable to understand the subjects they have to study, then this
depression leads to suicidal attempts. Consultant Psychologist Niloufer
Ebrahim, in her statement to
TOI in 2015 said that “Parents,
across all income groups, are petrified about letting their child do anything
less than engineering or other conventional courses. Awareness about new
subjects may be there, but acceptability is missing. Arts is still considered a
poor cousin of science subjects, even though it offers plenty of interesting
and even well-paying career options. Just a little out-of-the-box thinking is
needed. We need to allow our children to dream.” India has one of the
highest suicide rate, when it comes to youth. According to the research conducted