Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA) former president G P Thakur on Thursday, said that School Psychology should be part of the curriculum. He urged the parents not to pick up a fight in front of the children.
Thakur was delivering the keynote address during the seventh international conference on 'School Psychology: School Counseling and Skill Development'. He said, if the child gets proper care during adolescence, a majority of the social problems can be avoided.
"Although counsellors are appointed in schools to take care of children, in many cases, they fail to provide adequate advise to children, due to lack of training or in-depth knowledge. School Psychology plays a dominant role in shaping children's career and personality. School Psychology, which includes theory as well as practical sessions, in the curriculum would polish the students," he said.
Highlighting the role of the parents and citing a few examples, he urged the parents not to pick up any fight in front of the children and said, "Show utmost care and love till the kid attains 5 year, exhibit generous social behaviour till the child attains 15 years and treat him as a friend after 16."
The objective of the conference is to highlight the importance of school counseling and skill development among children, through the promotion of various skills among school teachers and counsellors. The conference has been organised with sub-themes such as the comprehensive development of school counseling programmes, recent advancement in school counselling, current approaches in skill development among children, curriculum designing for school counselling and skill development.