Tips To Handle Stress Among Children


With changes in lifestyles and the environment, peer and parental pressure, as well as societal expectations, stress has become a major cause of concern among children from a young age. With every year that passes by, there are changes in the system, advancements in technology, and a lot more that’s expected from children each day which might be overwhelming for them.

As a parent, here’s what you can do to ensure your child is better equipped to deal with stress.

1. Let your child know you are approachable

Every child needs an adult who can understand what they are going through, and can guide them to make better decisions. However, children may not speak out about their problems without a lot of prompting or encouragement. Ask your children about their day, and prompt them to open up by pointing out aspects of their behaviour that indicate their mood with statements such as “You seem to be a little down in the dumps today. Did something happen?”

Let your child know you are approachable

2. Give importance to play

Physical activity stimulates the body and mind, and also helps in the production of endorphins, which are hormones that lift up one’s mood. By encouraging your children to engage in at least half an hour of play can help them deal with stress in a significantly better manner

Give importance to play

3. Space out their schedules

With the level of importance given to grades, competitions, and academic performance, children end up doing a lot more within a day than is healthy for them. The average student goes to school for eight hours, is expected to be completely attentive and at peak performance in class, has tuitions in the evenings, extra-curricular classes, and homework to complete before going to bed. Make sure your child has enough time to rejuvenate each day without having to think of the things they are expected to do.

Space out their schedules

4. Allow mistakes

Kids tend to feel pressurised because of the consequences they would face if they are not living up to expectations. Letting your children know that mistakes are inevitable, and that they won’t face punishment for doing something incorrectly goes a long way in reducing the amount of stress they feel.

Allow mistakes

5. Teach your child how to think calmly and critically

A lot of stress that children feel is due to their feeling of helplessness, or not knowing how to get out of a difficult situation. Teach your children how to think objectively, and help them figure out steps to deal with a stressful circumstance. Getting them acquainted with techniques such as mindfulness and meditation would also help them get in touch with their feelings, and deal with stress in a calmer, more rational manner.

Teach your child how to think calmly and critically

Children just need to know that their parents are on their side, and will support them through any difficulty. Set aside some quality time to spend with your child each day, and equip them with the mindset and confidence required to handle any challenges that life throws at them.

VIBGYOR High – The Most Admired C.B.S.E. School in Lucknow


VIBGYOR Group of Schools has always functioned on the solid belief that education cannot be restricted to classroom learning through conventional methodologies. This is why every VIBGYOR school has implemented a system which goes beyond set curriculum, and focuses on developing every student’s skills and abilities. The aim is to impart knowledge in a way that it can translate to practical application, or further understanding of various concepts as students make their way up the academic ladder.

On 21 July, 2017, VIBGYOR High, Lucknow, was recognised as “The Most Admired C.B.S.E. School for Quality Education“, and received the award at the Rising Leadership Awards 2017. The memorable event was held at Hard Rock Hotel, Goa, with acclaimed actress Karisma Kapoor as the Chief Guest. VIBGYOR High Lucknow was represented by the school’s esteemed principal, Ms. Rashmi Singh. “It is indeed a moment of great pride and honour to see VIBGYOR High – Lucknow, being recognised for its services in education and being awarded ‘The Rising Leadership Award – The Most Admired CBSE School for Quality Education’ within a short span of 6 years. Under the guidance of visionary leaders and the perseverance of the team, we continue to make an effort to enhance the quality of our services so as to help prepare our students to face the challenges of the dynamically changing world,” she said.

This award recognises the school’s efforts towards providing quality education to children through an inclusive learning system, and the presence of high-end facilities to further the students’ abilities in their respective fields of interest. At VIBGYOR, the teaching methodology implements a system of  experiential learning in the classrooms, with qualified teachers providing individual attention and guiding every single student towards reaching their goals. Furthermore, the presence of  V-QUEST (VIBGYOR – Quality Enrichment Support for Teaching) team ensures that quality of teaching is constantly monitored and elevated. With periodic reviews from an in-house academic team, the curriculum is specially scripted and developed to equip students with skills necessary to deal with challenges of the 21st century, and a globalised community.

It is an honour for VIBGYOR High, Lucknow, to be commended for the steps taken to provide reliable and high quality education. We thank you all for being a part of this journey, and for your contribution towards this landmark achievement.

VIBGYOR Group of Schools wins “Innovation in Learning” award


Ever since its advent in 2004 under the able leadership of Mr. Rustom Kerawalla, VIBGYOR Group of Schools has been working towards providing quality education to students all across the country through its integrated learning system. On 6 July 2017, VIBGYOR was awarded the “Innovation in Learning” Award for Excellence in Best in Class Learning & Development at the World HRD Congress. The award was received by Vice Chairperson, Ms. Kavita Sahay, who represented VIBGYOR at this prestigious event held at Taj Land’s End, Mumbai.

VIBGYOR’s innovative learning approach goes beyond merely the academic curriculum at each of the schools. Students are encouraged to participate in various extra-curricular activities, as well as events which complement their classroom learning, in order to inculcate a level of enthusiasm in them. With teachers providing individual attention to every student, the children are exposed to a motivating environment, where they explore their own strengths and weaknesses. In this manner, students are able to understand their own potential, and are empowered to tackle various challenges in their own creative, individual manner.

Apart from being highly qualified trainers, the teachers also play the role of mentors to the children, tackling issues which extend from classroom learning difficulties to various general aspects as well. In this manner, they ensure that every child is provided with an environment that makes them feel comfortable and open to self-expression.

VIBGYOR Group of Schools looks at the holistic development of each of its students as its main objective. In order to facilitate the same, the schools have state-of-the art lab equipment, computers for students to work on, high-end sports gear, performing arts initiatives, and multiple national and international events held periodically to provide exposure to the students. Students are also taught the importance of valuing cultural differences and adapting to changes in the world. From being special-needs friendly to inculcating societal values in the children, VIBGYOR’s focus has remained on ensuring that every student gains the qualities required to be a global citizen, and natural leader.

We are proud to announce that these steps taken by VIBGYOR Group of Schools to provide innovative and reliable educational institutions have resulted in the achievement of yet another milestone. A big thanks to all who have supported us through this journey.

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VIBGYOR Model United Nations 2017 Addresses Topic of Climate Change


The 7th year of the VIBGYOR Model United Nations, an educational perspective on the functioning of the United Nations General Assembly, commenced on the morning of 29th June, 2017. The VHMUN was an event in which students took up roles of delegates of various UN councils, and debated over various global issues as representatives of different nations.

Through VHMUN, the participants come to understand the working mechanism of an international system, and move towards finding mutually beneficial solutions that promote peace and cooperation between the nations. This year’s VHMUN revolved around the topic ‘Climate Change’, an issue of concern world-wide. Over 500 students from VIBGYOR schools, as well as other institutions around the country, participated in this momentous event.

Optimized-A16A4475Renowned advocate, ocean lover, and environmentalist, Afroz Shah, the man who cleaned up Versova Beach in Mumbai and has been the recipient of the ‘Champions of the Earth’ award by the United Nations, was one of the key speakers at VHMUN 2017. He was joined by Padma Shri award winner, Ajeet Bajaj, who was the first Indian to undertake expeditions to the North and South Poles, and is also a member of the Himalayan Environment Trust and the Outstanding Speaker’s Bureau in India. The opening ceremony was graced by the presence of actor Neil Nitin Mukesh. Neil has been part of the Volkswagen ‘Think Blue’ campaign that focused on creating awareness about water scarcity, and other environmental issues.

Optimized-A16A4576Mr. Rustom Kerawalla, Chairman of VIBGYOR Group of Schools, was also present for the event. In response to the overwhelming number of participants and spectators at the event, Mr. Kerawalla said, “Education for us is what the child learns through his/her own experiences. It is our responsibility to provide them with the right opportunities. Over the years, VHMUN has become a distinctive forum for students to voice their opinions. Moreover, it has served as a platform for them to meet, debate, deliberate, consult and discuss issues pertaining to international relations in a diplomatic way. Activities like these help the students to tap their inherent potential and build confidence which prepares them for real life challenges.”

The VHMUN proceedings took place over a course of three days, during which time, each of the participants got a chance to voice their opinions regarding the issue they were addressing, and took a stand that they believed would be more beneficial for the country they were representing. Some of the key topics that were covered over this period were Sustainable Development Goals for Climate Change, Combating Illegal Trade in Wildlife, Implications of Foreign Military Bases, Human Rights Violations by Philippines in light of their Campaign against Drug Use and Abuse, Cuban Missile Crisis, Standards of Intervention with Special Reference to the Indo Pak Border Conflict, and Humanitarian Situation in the Region of Balochistan.

Mr. Ajeet Bajaj spoke at the closing ceremony, sharing his wise words and good wishes with everyone present. He shared some pictures of his expeditions and connected with the crowd effortlessly.

VHMUN 2017 witnessed a great number of impressive speeches and debates, as the future leaders of the world took on these international issues with determination and diplomacy. It came to a close with an award ceremony, acknowledging all the hard work and talent that went behind this successful event.