May The Model Be Set Right by Shritama Sarkar

By Volunteer Shritama Sarkar, FHI Bangalore I was so tense standing outside the examination hall, flipping pages going through my list of formulae. Yes, it was Math and I was in standard 6 or 7. There were a few minutes left when a friend of mine comes up to me, telling me how difficult it…

Let’s Talk Emotions by Uppasana Baruah

By Volunteer Uppasana Baruah, FHI Guwahati Human emotions are a complex pattern of arousal, subjective feeling, and cognitive interpretation. Emotions move us internally, and this process involves physiological as well as psychological reactions. The Mental Health Foundation defines emotional wellbeing as ‘a positive sense of wellbeing which enables an individual to be able to function…

Formulating Interpersonal Relationships with Children by Barsha Bharati

By Volunteer Barsha Bharati, FHI Bhubaneswar Interpersonal relationships formulate over time. Researchers have recommended a life-cycle comprising four stages for these development periods.  Acquaintance stage. The relationship normally initiates in this stage. This is where first impressions are made. First impressions last long. So these impressions can lead to either continued interactions or a perpetual…

Happy Relations, Happy Kids! by Lathika Jain

By Volunteer Lathika Jain, FHI Chennai A bond that a child makes with a fellow being is what he carries in future. The interpersonal relations of a child effect his emotional well-being. If the relation between a guardian and a child is not so good and mentally tortured, then the quality of their relation is…

The Hidden Pillar – Life Skills by Jay Laddha

By Volunteer Jay Laddha, FHI Ahmedabad The day was 3rd February 2018. India had defeated Australia in the finals and won the Under-19 cricket world cup under the impressive captaincy of Prithvi Shaw. Incidentally, a lot of attention was gravitated towards the coach of their team and former Indian captain, Rahul Dravid. Being a country…