Nurture Tender Hearts
Nurture Tender Hearts2 mins 298 2 mins 298
Lily was a pretty and petite girl of fourteen summers. She was an introvert child. Indeed well-groomed and sought perfection in everything she did. She had to ensure her uniform was tidy, shoes were polished, and set her tie exactly in the centre before she left for school. She was the favourite student of all teachers .
One day after a hearty meal, Lily went to sleep in the afternoon. When her mother went to wake her up for evening snacks, she was shuddered to see Lily lying on the floor as the latter was unconscious. Her brother immediately took her to a nearby hospital. Lily's mother also accompanied them. The doctor told that it was a mild heart attack. The child must be suffering from stress-related to home or academics. But Lily's mother refused to admit what the doctor told as according to her everything was normal at home and school. They brought her home and started her medication. Mother was very upset. She was awfully set upon by her daughter's stress problem. She checked and cross-checked Lily's school bag and belongings in her room and was flabbergasted to find something fishy. It was a self-made small diary prepared from stapling a few torn pages together.
"My close friend, my dear diary
I am really sad today. All attention which was given to me by my teachers has been diverted to Mona, a new entrant in my school. As she is the daughter of the headmistress, all teachers attend to her ignoring all my queries. I am sulking and feeling low these days. I am hurt. I am unable to concentrate on my studies... Please help.!"
Oh my God! This was the problem. As an aware and educated mother, She at once decided to attend to the matter and talked to her class teacher before the problem aggravated. Lily was immediately referred to the school counselor for the required action. She was taken into confidence by her teachers. She was made aware of the virtues of cooperation, competition, discussion, and adjustments in all scenarios. With the help of an aware mother and caring and educated teachers ,(in the real sense )the child was saved from the mental trauma which many attention seekers develop when on the other hand, millions of children succumb to the agony of too much competition in the overpopulated country where it is difficult for teachers to cater to each child's need.